Sublime Text: Remember Position In File

When you close and re-open files in SublimeText there is a way you can get your cursor to go back to the same position. I really like this behavior in VI/VIM called autocmd / BufReadPost – which is done by editing / changing a configuration file, usually ~/.vimrc or /etc/vim/vimrc and enabling this part:

" Uncomment the following to have Vim jump to the last position when
" reopening a file
"if has("autocmd")
"  au BufReadPost * if line("'\"") > 1 && line("'\"") < = line("$") | exe "normal! g'\"" | endif

Sublime Text

In Sublime Text this is done by a plugin called BufferScroll

BufferScroll: Remember, restore and sync scroll, bookmarks, marks, folds and cursors. keys: multiple columns one buffer, follow mode, split, screen, pages, synchronize vertical scrolling

Sublime Text: Remember Position In File

There are two methods for installation:

Installation with Package Manager

If you’re not yet using Package Manager you may be missing out. At first I thought “ah, who needs that I can just drop in the files I need” but once I started using it I realized that I had been wasting my time by not using it.

Installation is done by pasting some text into the console and then once it is installed…

Sublime Text: Remember Position In File

You can use Cmd+Shift+P (Windows Control+Shift+P) to bring up the “Command Palette” and then install lots of great addons in just a few strokes – like installing BufferScroll is as easy as choosing “Package Control: Install Package”:

Sublime Text: Remember Position In File

And then selecting “BufferSroll” from the list of packages that come up! Warning – it may take a few seconds for the list of packages to show up – look at the “loading” status in the status bar (very bottom) of Sublime Text.

See! Wasn’t that easy and totally worth taking a few minutes to install Package Control!?

Installation without Package Manager

You can also get the source code and installation instructions for a manual installation over at github but I warn you that you will only thank yourself if you choose to install and use Package Manager instead.

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