January 27, 2022
How to install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu 18.04

How To Install Sublime Text On Ubuntu 18.04


Text editor is a tool that is needed by various constraints in carrying out their work activities, especially those related to IT activities. Sysadmin, Software engineer, Programmers are people who use the text editor in their daily work. Sublime Text is one of the commonly used text editors and has many users around the globe. Sublime Text is a cross-platform powerful text editor which has a lot of functionalities and usage. In this article we will explain how to install Sublime text on Ubuntu 18.04.

Sublime Text is available in multi platform : OS X, Windows, Linux. The Sublime Text latest version while this article is being written is verion 3.2.2

Sublime Text Features

The stable version of Sublime text when this article is being written is version 3.2.2 which was released on October 01, 2019 has several features, namely :

  • Goto Anything
  • Goto Definition
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette
  • Powerful API and Package Ecosystem
  • Customize Anything
  • Split Editing
  • Instant Project Switch
  • Performance
  • Cross Platform

Sublime Text Installation on Ubuntu 18.04

There are several option to install Sublime Text : via Ubuntu console or command line option with repository. In this article we are going to install Sublime Text via command line from Sublime repository. The installation process will be divided up to several steps :

  1. Prerequisite
  2. Download Sublime Repository
  3. Install Sublime Text


Before installing Sublime in our Ubuntu Bionic (18.04), we have to prepare the environment first. It requires a user with sudo privileges, sufficient space and the last update of Ubuntu repository. Also internet connection must be online for downloading original software from its sources. The required space for Sublime Text software is about 34.8 MB.

Download Sublime Repostiory

Downloading Sublime source file from Sublime Text repository by downloading GPG key, by submitting command :

ramans@ubuntu:~$ wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add - 
[sudo] password for ramans:

There are two Sublime text version option we could chose, namley : stable version and Dev version. We chose the stable version as our source.

ramans@ubuntu:~$ echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list
deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/
sudo apt install sublime-text | Enable repository

Install Sublim Text

After the repository has been downloaded and cofigured, the next step is installing Sublime Text.

ramans@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update 
ramans@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install sublime-text
How to install Sublime Text 3 | sudo apt install sublime-text

The Sublime Text 3 installation was completed done. To run the Sublime Text, just go to the software manager and find the Sublime Text Application. By clicking its icon, the application will be running.

How to install Sublime Text 3
Sublime Text Version 3.2.2 for the first run
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