Remove .sass-cache and node_modules from Sublime Text

I’ve recently been playing with Foundation, Sass, and Grunt. And while each of these are powerful tools in their own right, they are quick to clutter up a project.

Grunt creates a node_modules directory while Sass creates a .sass-cache directory.

But don’t worry, because lucky users of Sublime Text have a simple fix.

Add .sass-cache and node_modules to Folder Excludes List

To exclude a directory from showing up in Sublime’s search and in the sidebar, all you need to do is add it to the folder_exclude_patterns key in your user preferences.

To do this:

  • Click Sublime Text → Preferences → Settings – User
  • Add the snippet below
"folder_exclude_patterns": [".svn", ".git", ".hg", "CVS", ".sass-cache", "node_modules"],

This line of code should ignore the .sass-cache and node_modules directories as well as common source control directories.