thanks for the quick reply
the problem with me using git on the server is as follows:
I use a http://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?lang=en&sn=822&c=1655&sc=1656&t=1659&n=6681
(QNAP TS209) NAS system to host my files. To save you clicking that link, ill explain quickly.
Its a network attached external storage device running Linux. It also doubles as a webserver (among other things). It's faily locked down and dfficult (not impossible) to add new features on it, such as git
this is why i wondered if there were any other options available with sublime