I know it’s handy to open Sublime Text using Alfred but sometimes I really want to open Sublime via my favorite terminal using a simple command line.

Here is how to do it:

1. Find where is located the Sublime Text executable on your Mac

find / -name "subl" 2> /dev/null

It’s usually located in /Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl

sudo ln -s /Applications/Sublime\ Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl /usr/local/bin/subl

3. You are done.

You can now try to open:

  • a file: subl file.txt
  • the current directory: subl .