Macros are a basic automation facility comprising sequences of commands. Use
them whenever you need to repeat the exact same steps to perform an operation.
Macro files are JSON files with the extension .sublime-macro. Sublime Text
ships with a few macros providing core functionality, such as line and word
deletion. You can find these under Tools | Macros or in
How to Record Macros
To start recording a macro, press Ctrl+q and subsequently execute the
desired steps one by one. When you’re done, press Ctrl+q again to stop
the macro recorder. Your new macro won’t be saved to a file, but kept in the
macro buffer instead. Now you will be able to run the recorded macro by
pressing Ctrl+Shift+q, or save it to a file by selecting
Tools | Save macro...
Note that the macro buffer will remember only the latest recorded macro. Also,
macros only record commands sent to the buffer: window-level
commands, such creating a new file, will be ignored.
How to Edit Macros
As an alternative to recording a macro, you can edit it by hand. Just save a new file
with the .sublime-macro extension under Packages/User and add
commands to it. Macro files have this format: