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Install the Erlang LS Language Server

To install Erlang LS:

git clone
cd erlang_ls
rebar3 escriptize

This will create an Erlang escript in:


Try running Erlang LS with the --version flag to verify everything works as expected:

_build/default/bin/erlang_ls --version

Ensure erlang_ls is in your PATH.

Install the LSP Client for Sublime Text 3

Using the Command Palette from the Tools menu, select Package Control: Install Package and install the LSP package.

After that is done, go to:

Preferences -> Package Settings -> LSP -> Settings

Add an Erlang client by adding the following configuration to the LSP.sublime-settings - User file:

          "command"   : [ "erlang_ls", "--transport", "stdio" ],
          "enabled"   : true,
          "languageId": "erlang",
          "scopes"    : [ "source.erlang" ],
          "syntaxes"  : ["Packages/Erlang/Erlang.sublime-syntax"]
  // Allow up to 30 secs to `erlang_ls` to respond to `initialize`
  // (it requires less, but just to be on the safe side)
  "initialize_timeout": 30

That's it. Open a new Erlang project and enjoy Erlang LS.


Ensure Erlang LS is in your PATH

To be able to use Erlang LS, the erlang_ls escript needs to be in your path.

Are You a macOS User?

If you are a macOS user, you may consider using the following plugin to ensure your PATH is correctly used by Sublime Text 3:

Enabling logging

In case of issues, you can enable extra logging for the LSP package by adding the following configuration to your LSP.sublime-settings - User file:

  // Show verbose debug messages in the sublime console.
  "log_debug": true,

  // Show messages from language servers in the Language Servers output
  // panel.
 "log_server": true,

  // Show language server stderr output in the Language Servers output
  // panel.
  "log_stderr": true,

  // Show full JSON-RPC requests/responses/notifications in the Language
  // Servers output panel.
  "log_payloads": true

The Sublime console can be toggled using the Ctrl-` shortcut. The output panel can be toggled from the command palette with the command LSP: Toggle Panel: Language Servers.