How to Install Sublime Text on Ubuntu 18.04

r00t June 26, 2018

Install Sublime Text on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Sublime Text on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Sublime text is a very powerful editor with a lot of advanced features, which makes it the favorite editor for many programmers and programmers. Sublime Text Editor 3 brings a refreshed UI theme, new color schemes, and also a new icon. Some of the additional highlights are big syntax highlighting developments, touch input on Windows, Touch Bar service on macOS and many more

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Sublime Text on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Sublime Text on Ubuntu 18.04.

Install sublime text 3 on Ubuntu is very easy because sublime provides an apt repository for Ubuntu 18.04:

wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

Then update the source list and run the apt-get install command to install sublime on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

To start Sublime Text editor on your Ubuntu 18.04 system open up terminal and enter:

subl

Alternatively, open the editor go to the application menu and search sublime.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Sublime Text 3 on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Sublime Text on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.

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