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How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

All the developers out there love Sublime Text. It has been emerging as a great text editor for learners and advanced. It is available on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. Sublime text offers features like macros, recognition of a wide variety of languages, split view, etc. The editor can also be customized using different themes. Some of these themes are already popular through Notepad++.  

So in this tutorial, we will teach you the installation process of Sublime Text on Linux. Recently Sublime text 3 stable version has been made available. So you can also install it on your Linux box. So let’s get started!  

Sublime Text Pre-Installation

First, you should find out the packaging tool for your Linux Distribution.

Following is a list of packaging tools and some prominent Linux distributions that use them:

  • apt (Advanced Packaging Tool)
    – Ubuntu, Debian, Elementary OS
  • pacman
    – Arch Linux
  • yum (Yellowdog Updater, modified)
    – CentOS
  • dnf (Dandified Yum)
    – Fedora
  • zypper
    – openSUSE

Each package manager has a bit different command. We will be using those commands to install Sublime Text 3. Note: We will be using Elementary OS (apt-get) for the demonstration of this tutorial. 

Install Sublime Text 3 In Ubuntu or derivatives

​The installation consists of three parts.

  1. Installation of an encryption key called a GPG (GnuPG) key.
  2. Selection of a version i.e Stable or Beta(Developer). This step will add a source/package repository to the package manager.
  3. Finally, update the package manager with the new repository and then install Sublime Text.

Get the encryption key for the repository:

sudo wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add 
install sublime text 3 in ubuntu

Selection of version (we will be choosing stable build) :  

Sublime Text 3 Stable

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list 
install sublime text 3 stable in ubuntu

Sublime Text 3 Developer Version

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/dev/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list Update repositories and install: sudo apt-get update 
update ubuntu repository

The update command will update the package manager with the new repository. This will let us download the application from its server and install it.

Enter the command for installation-

sudo apt-get install sublime-text 
install sublime using apt

Finally, check in the application list whether the Sublime text is installed or not.

run sublime text 3 from applications menu

​We have successfully installed “Sublime Text” on Elementary OS. Now a list of commands to install in on other distributions is provided :

sublime text 3 in ubuntu

Install Sublime Text 3 In Arch Linux Or Derivatives

​Encryption Key:

curl -O https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg && sudo pacman-key --add sublimehq-pub.gpg && sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 8A8F901A && rm sublimehq-pub.gpg 

Selection of Stable of Developer repository :  

Sublime Text 3 Stable

echo -e "\n[sublime-text]\nServer = https://download.sublimetext.com/arch/stable/x86_64" | sudo tee -a /etc/pacman.conf   

Sublime Text 3 Developer Version

echo -e "\n[sublime-text]\nServer = https://download.sublimetext.com/arch/dev/x86_64" | sudo tee -a /etc/pacman.conf Update pacman repository and install Sublime Text - sudo pacman -Syu sublime-text   

Install Sublime Text 3 In CentOS

​Encryption key:

sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg

​Select the Stable or Developer repository:  

Sublime Text 3 Stable

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo   

Sublime Text 3 Developer Version

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/dev/x86_64/sublime-text.repo 

Update yum repository and install Sublime Text: sudo yum install sublime-text  

Install Sublime Text 3 In Fedora Or Derivatives

​Encryption key:

sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg

​Select the version (Stable or Developer) :  

Sublime Text 3 Stable

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo   

Sublime Text 3 Developer Version

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/dev/x86_64/sublime-text.repo 

Update dnf repository and install Sublime Text : sudo dnf install sublime-text  

Install Sublime Text 3 In OpenSUSE

​Encryption key:

sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg 

​Select the version (Stable or Developer) :  

Sublime Text 3 Stable

sudo zypper addrepo -g -f https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo   

Sublime Text 3 Developer Version

sudo zypper addrepo -g -f https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/dev/x86_64/sublime-text.repo ​

Update zypper repository and install Sublime Text :

sudo zypper install sublime-text   ​

Congratulations, we have successfully installed Sublime Text on Linux. Remember, it is unlicensed at installation. The evaluation period is indefinite though.

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