I would like to use Sublime 3 for my LaTeX work, however I'm having some difficulty getting arara working as part of the build. I have TexLive installed so I have the arara binaries available (used them with TexStudio), and I don't mind about which LaTeX plugin I use (LaTeXing, LaTeXTools, LaTeXSQ), I'd just like arara working for glossaries.

Here is the snippet I'd like to compile as a test

% arara: pdflatex: { draft: true }
% arara: makeglossaries
% arara: pdflatex: { synctex: true }    
% arara: pdflatex: { synctex: true } 

% abbreviations:
\newacronym{ny}{NY}{New York}
\newacronym{la}{LA}{Los Angeles}
\newacronym{un}{UN}{United Nations}

% nomenclature:
  name = $a$ ,
  description = The number of angels per unit area,
  name = $N$ ,
  description = The number of angels per needle point
  name = $A$ ,
  description = The area of the needle point


\gls{ny}, \gls{la} and \gls{un} are abbreviations whereas
\gls{angelsperarea}, \gls{numofangels} and \gls{areaofneedle} kare part of the
\gls{ny} \gls{ny} ;l


Not sure this is the best solution or if it'll cause me any problems in the future.

Using LaTeXing, I modified LaTeX.sublime-build.


    "latexmk", "-f", "-quiet", "-pdf",



If someone more experienced with LaTeX can see something in this that will cause problems where I haven't noticed, please let me know.

edit: with this method I don't get any error output, and if there is an error it hangs on "Compiling..." and I have to exit pdflatex via task manager

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    You have to use some flags provided by arara. Run arara (alone) in the terminal and you will see options like verbose, log. – Marco Daniel Jan 8 '14 at 18:23
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    Possibly "arara", "-v" so the terminal will show the processing info. – egreg Feb 7 '14 at 15:42

The solution with LaTeXTools is:

  1. In Sublimetext 3 goto: Preferences -> Package Settings -> LaTeXTools -> Settings -User
  2. Search "builder_settings"
  3. Past the scritp_commands

    "builder_settings" : {
    // General settings:
    // See README or third-party documentation
    // (built-ins): true shows the log of each command in the output panel
    "display_log" : false,
    // Platform-specific settings:
    "osx" : {
        // See README or third-party documentation
    "windows" : {
        // See README or third-party documentation
    "linux" : {
        "script_commands": [
                "arara -v $file"
  4. In Sublimetext 3 choose: Tools -> Build System -> LaTeX

  5. In Sublimetext 3 choose: Tools -> Build With -> LaTeX - Script Builder

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