Shortcut to comment out a block of code with sublime text

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Keyboard Shortcuts Problem Overview

I want to comment out a block of code in sublime text.

I see it in RailsCasts, but don't think he uses sublime text ... to do the following ...

if (uncommented)
  some uncommented example
  # if (commented) 
  #   some commented example code
  # end

Is there a shortcut in sublime text that I can use to insert the block of #'s?

Keyboard Shortcuts Solutions

Solution 1 - Keyboard Shortcuts

The shortcut to comment out or uncomment the selected text or current line:

  • Windows: Ctrl+/
  • Mac: Command ⌘+/
  • Linux: Ctrl+Shift+/

Alternatively, use the menu: Edit > Comment

For the block comment you may want to use:

  • Windows: Ctrl+Shift+/
  • Mac: Command ⌘+Option/Alt+/

Solution 2 - Keyboard Shortcuts

You're looking for the toggle_comment command. (Edit > Comment > Toggle Comment)

By default, this command is mapped to:

  • Ctrl+/ (On Windows and Linux)
  • Command ⌘+/ (On Mac)

This command also takes a block argument, which allows you to use block comments instead of single lines (e.g. /* ... */ as opposed to // ... in JavaScript). By default, the following key combinations are mapped to toggle block comments:

  • Ctrl+Shift+/ (On Windows and Linux)
  • Command ⌘+Alt+/ (On Mac)

Solution 3 - Keyboard Shortcuts

With a non-US keyboard layout the default shortcut Ctrl+/ (Win/Linux) does not work.

I managed to change it into Ctrl+1 as per Robert's comment by writing

[{    "keys": ["ctrl+1"],
    "command": "toggle_comment",
    "args": { "block": false } 
{   "keys": ["ctrl+shift+1"],
    "command": "toggle_comment",
    "args": { "block": true }

to Preferences -> Key Bindings (on the right half, the user keymap).

Note that there should be only one set of brackets ('[]') at the right side; if you had there something already, copy paste this between the brackets and keep only the outermost brackets.

Solution 4 - Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl-/ will insert // style commenting, for javascript, etc
Ctrl-/ will insert <!-- --> comments for HTML,
Ctrl-/ will insert # comments for Ruby,

But does not work perfectly on HTML <script> tags.

HTML <script> ..blah.. </script> tags:
Ctrl-/ twice (ie Ctrl-/Ctrl-/) will effectively comment out the line:

  • The first Ctrl-/ adds // to the beginning of the line,
    which comments out the script tag, but adds "//" text to your webpage.
  • The second Ctrl-/ then surrounds that in <!-- --> style comments, which accomplishes the task.

Ctrl--Shift-/ does not produce multi-line comments on HTML (or even single line comments), but does
add /* */ style multi-line comments in Javascript, text, and other file formats.


[I added as a new answer since I could not add comments.
I included this info because this is the info I was looking for, and this is the only related StackOverflow page from my search results.
I since discovered the / / trick for HTML script tags and decided to share this additional information, since it requires a slight variation of the usual catch-all (and reported above)
/ and Ctrl--Shift-/ method of commenting out one's code in sublime.]

Solution 5 - Keyboard Shortcuts

You can toggle the block comment with



Solution 6 - Keyboard Shortcuts

Just an important note. If you have HTML comment and your uncomment doesn't work
(Maybe it's a PHP file), so don't mark all the comment but just put your cursor at the end or at the beginning of the comment (before ) and try again (Ctrl+/).

Solution 7 - Keyboard Shortcuts

Just in case someone is using the Portuguese ABNT keyboard layout The shortcut is

Ctrl + ;

Solution 8 - Keyboard Shortcuts

In mac I did this

  • type your comment and press command + D to select the text
  • and then press Alt + Command + / to comment out the selected text.

Solution 9 - Keyboard Shortcuts

with my keyboard (logitech) here in Italy I can:

  • select the portion of text with the mouse and then with [ctrl + ù] comment or uncomment.

  • select the line and use the same command.

  • with [ctrl + shift] and using the left and right cursors I select the text. then using the up and down keyboard cursors I move the selected text up or down the page.





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