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Sublime Text 3 installation (Ubuntu, PPA)

Sublime Text 3 installation (Ubuntu, PPA)
Author: Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson
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Written in: English (United Kingdom)

Sublime Text is a popular proprietary cross-platform source code editor. This article will demonstrate how to install Sublime Text 3 into Ubuntu or its derivatives such as Linux Mint.


The personal package archive in which Sublime Text resides must be added to the repository list of the package management system:

root@computer:~# add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3

The package list file must be updated before Sublime Text can be installed:

root@computer:~# apt update

Sublime Text can be installed from webupd8team using Apt:

root@computer:~# apt --assume-yes install sublime-text-installer

After the installation is completed Sublime Text can be started from the terminal via a binary called subl located in the /usr/bin directory.

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