Code intelligence plugin ported from Open Komodo Editor to Sublime Text.

Supports all the languages Komodo Editor supports for Code Intelligence (CIX, CodeIntel2):

JavaScript, Mason, XBL, XUL, RHTML, SCSS, Python, HTML, Ruby, Python3, XML, Sass, XSLT, Django, HTML5, Perl, CSS, Twig, Less, Smarty, Node.js, Tcl, TemplateToolkit, PHP.

Provides the following features:

  • Jump to Symbol Definition - Jump to the file and line of the definition of a symbol.
  • Imports autocomplete - Shows autocomplete with the available modules/symbols in real time.
  • Function Call tooltips - Displays information in the status bar about the working function.

Plugin should work in all three platforms (MacOS X, Windows and Linux).

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With the Package Control plugin: The easiest way to install SublimeCodeIntel is through Package Control, which can be found at this site:

Once you install Package Control, restart Sublime Text and bring up the Command Palette (Command+Shift+P on OS X, Control+Shift+P on Linux/Windows). Select "Package Control: Install Package", wait while Package Control fetches the latest package list, then select SublimeCodeIntel when the list appears. The advantage of using this method is that Package Control will automatically keep SublimeCodeIntel up to date with the latest version.

Without Git: Download the latest source from GitHub and copy the whole directory into the Packages directory.

With Git: Clone the repository in your Sublime Text Packages directory, located somewhere in user's "Home" directory:

git clone git://

The "Packages" packages directory is located differently in different platforms. To access the directory use:

  • OS X:

    Sublime Text -> Preferences -> Browse Packages...
  • Linux:

    Preferences -> Browse Packages...
  • Windows:

    Preferences -> Browse Packages...


  • Start typing code as usual, autocomplete will pop up whenever it's available. SublimeCodeIntel will also allow you to jump around symbol definitions even across files with just a click ..and back.

    For Mac OS X:
    • Jump to definition = Control+Click
    • Jump to definition = Control+Command+Alt+Up
    • Go back = Control+Command+Alt+Left
    • Manual Code Intelligence = Control+Shift+space
    For Linux:
    • Jump to definition = Super+Click
    • Jump to definition = Control+Super+Alt+Up
    • Go back = Control+Super+Alt+Left
    • Manual Code Intelligence = Control+Shift+space
    For Windows:
    • Jump to definition = Alt+Click
    • Jump to definition = Control+Windows+Alt+Up
    • Go back = Control+Windows+Alt+Left
    • Manual Code Intelligence = Control+Shift+space

Don't despair! The first time you use it it needs to build some indexes and it can take more than a few seconds.

It just works!


For adding additional library paths (django and extra libs paths for Python or extra paths to look for .js files for JavaScript for example), either add those paths as folders to your project, or create an optional codeintel configuration file in your home or in your project's root.

Configuration files (~/.codeintel/config or project_root/.codeintel/config). All configurations are optional. Example:

    "PHP": {
        "php": '/usr/bin/php',
        "phpExtraPaths": [],
        "phpConfigFile": 'php.ini'
    "JavaScript": {
        "javascriptExtraPaths": []
    "Perl": {
        "perl": "/usr/bin/perl",
        "perlExtraPaths": []
    "Ruby": {
        "ruby": "/usr/bin/ruby",
        "rubyExtraPaths": []
    "Python": {
        "python": '/usr/bin/python',
        "pythonExtraPaths": []
    "Python3": {
        "python": '/usr/bin/python3',
        "pythonExtraPaths": []

Additional settings can be configured in the User File Settings:

Do NOT edit the default SublimeCodeIntel settings. Your changes will be lost when SublimeCodeIntel is updated. ALWAYS edit the user SublimeCodeIntel settings by selecting "Preferences->Package Settings->SublimeCodeIntel->Settings - User". Note that individual settings you include in your user settings will completely replace the corresponding default setting, so you must provide that setting in its entirety.

Available settings:

  • A list of disabled languages can be set using "codeintel_disabled_languages". Ex. "codeintel_disabled_languages": ['css']
  • Live autocomplete can be disabled by setting "codeintel_live" to false.
  • Live autocompletion can be disabled in a per-language basis, using "codeintel_live_disabled_languages". Ex. "codeintel_live_disabled_languages": ['css']
  • Information for more settings is available in the SublimeCodeIntel.sublime-settings file in the package.


If you are having problems or SublimeCodeIntel seems slow/unresponsive/non-working, there are some things you should try:

  1. Make sure the SublimeCodeIntel is not being treated as an ignored package.
  2. Regenerate indexing database.
  3. Open a new issue.

Ignored package?

To make sure Sublime Text didn't add SublimeCodeIntel to the list of ignored packages (this happens some times when packages are being installed/upgraded):

  • Select the Preferences/Settings - Default menu item
  • Find the ignored_packages setting and remove SublimeCodeIntel from the list.

Regenerate index

To force re-indexation of the code intelligence database you need to follow these steps:

  • Close Sublime Text
  • Open a terminal or navigate through your directories to find the directory ~/.codeintel that contains codeintel.log, VERSION and the directory db. In Windows, this should be at %userprofile%\.codeintel.
  • Delete the whole directory ~/.codeintel and all of its content. Particularly, if you want to delete only the indexes, the code intelligence database indexes are located inside ~/.codeintel/db.
  • Start Sublime Text
  • Try doing some code intelligence with the files in your project and enjoy a clean re-indexing! (Remember that the database is being regenerated with this procedure, so you'll see it takes some time to autocomplete the first few times, you'll have to wait a bit for things to be fast again)

Opening an issue

If the problems persists after trying the above solutions, open a new issue in

When opening new issues, please check no other issues exist which report the same problem and provide all the messages from the Sublime Text console (the console is accessed via the ctrl+` shortcut or the View > Show Console menu) and the ~/.codeintel/codeintel.log file (%userprofile%\.codeintel\codeintel.log in Windows) as well as mentioning the Sublime Text version, the platform you are using and the languages you are using the code intelligence on.


Building process is no longer distributed with this repository. You need to get SublimeCodeIntel/CodeIntelSources to run

More information in SublimeCodeIntel/CodeIntelSources/src.


For the next major version of SublimeCodeIntel (v3.0.0) you will have to ensure that CodeIntel package ( is installed on your system usually by using pip or easy_install. The Code intelligence will be handled by that package and the command codeintel it will install.

Please start trying to install the CodeIntel package as soon as possible to make sure you are ready for the upcoming version of SublimeCodeIntel:

  1. Install Python 2 and pip (
  2. Install (or upgrade) CodeIntel by typing the following in a terminal: pip install -U codeintel

What's New

v3.0.0 (unreleased, alpha):

  • Uses CodeIntel as an OOP command and package. Needs to install CodeIntel with pip: pip install codeintel

v2.2.0 (2015-03-26):

  • Fixed issue with tabs and autocomplete

v2.1.9 (2015-03-21):

  • Fixed issue with codeintel_enabled()

v2.1.8 (2015-03-18):

  • Fixed issue with is_enabled()
  • Do not autocomplete on ENTER

v2.1.7 (2015-01-26):

  • Fixed triggering issues with autocompletion and stop chars.
  • ST2 improvements. Still might show "slow plugin" (just ignore, project_file_name is being emulated from ST3, which is "slow")
  • Cleanups

v2.1.6 (2015-01-23):

  • Optimizations.
  • Compatibility issues with ST2.
  • Stop characters fixed.

v2.1.5 (2015-01-22):

  • Cleanups.
  • Autocomplete also triggered after space (for import<space> autocompletions).
  • Tooltip and snippets for functions re-added.

v2.1.4 (2015-01-21):

  • Improved compatibility with ST2
  • PHP magic-methods tweaks ported from wizza-smile's fork.

v2.1.3 (2015-01-20):

  • Features and enhancements from wizza-smile's fork.
  • PHP completions within function brackets.

v2.1.2 (2015-01-16):

  • Fixed issue with ordereddict in ST3 (Python 3).
  • Fixed issue with unrevised languages.
  • Perl compatibility improved/fixed.

v2.1.1 (2015-01-14):

  • Currently, this version features all the new great enhancements by wizza-smile which he is currently working on, in his own fork of SublimeCodeIntel: SublimeCodeIntel3 at
  • Sublime Text 2 compatibility fixed.
  • Fix the "codeintel_scan_exclude_dir" setting (it was doing nothing at all so far!).

v2.1.0 (2015-01-13):

  • New settings concept. Settings can now be defined in *.sublime-project file.
  • Define the directory, where your projects codeintel database should reside (new setting "codeintel_database_dir").
  • Sublime style word completions from buffer (new setting "codeintel_word_completions" possible values: "buffer", "all" or "none").
  • Completions are now showing user-defined snippets.
  • PHP local variables support.
  • PHP static variables support.
  • PHP completions from HTML embedded blocks.
  • Improved speed for PHP completions dramatically by fixing the number of import libs.

v2.0.6 (2013-09-21):

  • Tooltips can use Popups, Output Panel or Status Bar ("popup", "panel", "status" respectively, in the settings)
  • Resolved issues with XML and other languages.
  • Improved speed by using cache for some things (added zope.cachedescriptors)

v2.0.5 (18-09-2013):

  • Resolved issues with ST2 in Mac OS X and Windows
  • Fixed a few problems with Ruby and HTML parsers in ST3

v2.0.4 (16-09-2013):

  • First non-pre-release for ST3

v2.0.3 (14-09-2013):

  • Libraries built for compatibility with more systems.

v2.0.2 (12-09-2013):

  • Initial Sublime Text 3 support!
  • OpenKomodo codebase updated to r13636
  • Snippets insertion delayed a bit.
  • Tooltips are removed when line changes.
  • Improved autocomplete in HTML.

v2.0.1 (19-07-2013):

  • Removed some Linux dependencies to GLIBC_2.4.
  • Sublime Text 2 built-in auto complete no longer disabled by default (use "sublime_auto_complete": false setting instad).

v2.0 (11-07-2013):

  • SublimeCodeIntel's openkomodo codeintel engine updated. The new codeintel is faster and more reliable.
  • Sources have their own repositories at
  • Disables Sublime Text 2's auto_complete by default (new sublime_auto_complete setting)
  • JavaScript and PHP: Do not include all files and directories from the project base directory while scanning.
  • JavaScript: Maximum directory depth is set to 2 (add explicit paths using javascriptExtraPaths).
  • PHP: Maximum directory depth is set to 5 (add explicit paths using phpExtraPaths).
  • Snippets for functions inserted during autocomplete.
  • Binary files for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X updated.
  • Shortcuts for jump to definition have changed.
  • PHP and UDL languages bugs fixed.
  • Stability improved (Should no longer use 100% CPU all the time.)

v1.4 (05-07-2013):

  • Added improved Package Control support and updated old versions.
  • Started transition to v2.0

v1.3 (20-12-2011):

  • This build should fix many of the problems seen in Linux systems.
  • Libraries for Linux rebuilt with libpcre statically (libpcre bundled for Linux builds).
  • calltip() is now thread safe (which caused some strange behavior in Linux where Sublime Text 2 ended up being unresponsive).

v1.2 (18-12-2011):

  • Added palette commands to disable/enable the plugin in many ways.
  • Added codeintel_live_disabled_languages and fixed codeintel_live to disable SublimeCodeIntel live autocomplete mode.
  • Support for new completion settings in Sublime Text 2 Build 2148.
  • JavaScript support improved (it's now much nicer with the CPU).
  • CSS files support much improved (thanks to Jon's new features in autocomplete).
  • Smarter language detection and fallbacks.
  • Improved autocomplete triggering, should now respond better.


The plugin is based in code from the Open Komodo Editor and has a MPL license.

Ported from Open Komodo by German M. Bravo (Kronuz).