Last Updated: September 09, 2019
· wjonthomas

Ignore .sass-cache folder in Sublime Text

Updated for Sublime Text 3

When you're using cmd+p to open files in Sublime Text, it's really annoying when you're trying to go to a .scss file and Sublime highlights the .sass-cache version of the file first. No one EVER wants to open a .sass-cache file!

Here's how you can tell Sublime to ignore the .sass-cache folder (and other folders) in your quick find results.

First, go to your Sublime Text -> Preferences -> Settings - General file, and search for "folderexcludepatterns". Copy that whole line.

Next, open your Sublime Text -> Preferences -> Settings - User file, and paste that line in there. Then, add your .sass-cache folder to the array. You have to include the defaults from your general settings or you will reset it to only ignore the sass-cache folder. So, your line should look a little like this:

"folder_exclude_patterns": [".svn", ".git", ".hg", "CVS", ".sass-cache"]

Add as many folders as you need!

Hint: Don't forget to use a comma when you're entering a new entry into the json file.

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For me this unhid all of the default directories that Sublime Text hides (.git, .svn, etc).

I just copied those from the default config and ended up adding this to my user prefs:

"folderexcludepatterns": [".svn", ".git", ".hg", "CVS", ".sass-cache"]

over 1 year ago ·

Interesting. That didn't happen to me, but thanks for sharing in case someone else has that happen.

over 1 year ago ·

The same happened to me, but I'm on Sublime Text 3. Maybe the behavior changed between versions.

over 1 year ago ·

mkellogg999 is right. If you edit the folderexcludepatterns in your user settings, you have to include the folderexcludepatterns from the default settings.

"folderexcludepatterns": [".svn", ".git", ".hg", "CVS"],

This is because user settings file completely overwrites the default settings, rather than being additive (like CSS files or .profile/.bash_profile).

over 1 year ago ·

Thanks for the tips, guys. I updated the original entry.

over 1 year ago ·

Life saver.

over 1 year ago ·

Awesome tip! Thanks!

over 1 year ago ·

Brilliant. Thanks!

over 1 year ago ·

PERFECT, thank you!

over 1 year ago ·