Use rmate with Sublime Text, an improved fork of rsub.
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RemoteSubl starts as a fork of rsub to
rmate feature of TextMate to Sublime Text. It transfers files to be
edited from remote server using SSH port forward and transfers the files back
when they are saved.
Comparing to rsub, the followings are enhanced:
- support multiple files via
rmate foo bar.
- use the same view when opening the same file twice.
- notify when connection lost.
- resume previous connection when it was lost.
- better status bar messages when saving file and when encountering errors.
- bring up Sublime Text on different platforms.
Why a new fork? It seems that the author of rsub is not actively maintaining that package.
Before installing on your remote server, RemoteSubl can easily be installed using Package Control.
Once you have that completed, open up Sublime Text (the rest won't work unless you do).
On the remote server, we need to install
rmate (this one is the bash version). You
don't have to install it if you have been using
rmate with TextMate or other
editors. It is just the same executable. If not, it (the bash version) can be
installed by running this script (assuming you have the right permission),
curl -o /usr/local/bin/rmate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/aurora/rmate/master/rmate sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/rmate
You can also rename the command to
mv /usr/local/bin/rmate /usr/local/bin/rsubl
If your remote system does not have
bash (so what else does it have?), there
are different versions of
rmate to choose from:
- The official ruby version: https://github.com/textmate/rmate
- A bash version: https://github.com/aurora/rmate
- A perl version: https://github.com/davidolrik/rmate-perl
- A python version: https://github.com/sclukey/rmate-python
- A nim version: https://github.com/aurora/rmate-nim
- A C version: https://github.com/hanklords/rmate.c
- A node.js version: https://github.com/jrnewell/jmate
Open an ssh connection to the remote server with remote port forwarded. It can be done by executing the following command on your local machine:
ssh -R 52698:localhost:52698 firstname.lastname@example.org
After running the server, you can just open the file by typing the following command in your remote system's terminal:
(NOTE: you need to have opened Sublime Text on your local machine.
If not you get this error:
connect_to localhost port 52698: failed. on your
… or if you renamed it to
rsubl then …
If everything has been setup correctly, you should be able to see the opening file in Sublime Text.
It could be tedious to type
-R 52698:localhost:52698 everytime you ssh. To
make your life easier, add the following to
Host example.com RemoteForward 52698 localhost:52698 User user
From now on, you only have to do
Alternatively, if you're using PuTTY as your SSH client, before you connect to your host:
- Navigate to
Tunnelsin the left-hand navigation pane
- In the
Add new forwarded port:section, add
Source porttext field
- Then add
Remotecheckbox instead of
Addto add your forwarding information to the
- Save your settings if you'd like, and then connect to your remote host