Getting started

Ready to get started? This page gives you a basic introduction to SublimeRope. If you’re looking for detailed information about auto completions go to Auto Completion page. For information about refectoring go to Refactoring page.


SublimeRope adds Python completions and some IDE-like functions to Sublime Text 2, through the use of the Rope library.

SublimeRope has been tested on the latest dev build working well on OSX, Linux and Windows.

Basic Usage

Just unzip / git clone the folder SublimeRope into ST2’s Packages folder. Basic completion should work and all commands should be reachable through the Command Palette.

Using Package Control

The recommended way to install SublimeRope into ST2 is by using Package Control.

Available Commands

  • Completions, which hook into Sublime’s normal completion system (Ctrl+Space and as-you-type)
  • Go to Definition
  • Show Documentation
  • Refactor->Rename
  • Refactor->Extract Method
  • Refactor->Extract Variable
  • Refactor->Inline Variable
  • Refactor->Restructure
  • Jump to Global: Shows a list of project globals in a quickview and allows to jump to them.
  • Import assist: Looks for possible imports from the project starting with the prefix under the cursor. Will automatically insert the “from X import Z” statement.
  • Regenerate Global Module Cache
  • Regenerate Project Cache

Some notes

SublimeRope is a Free Software project developed and maintained by Julian Eberius and a few collaborators in their free time. To review a full list of SublimeRope developers just look at the project’s GitHub Page.


Sublime Rope is distributed under the Free Software Foundation General Public License terms:

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

Have a look at LICENSE.txt file for more information.


This project uses code from other open source projects (Rope) which may include licenses of their own.