Sublime Text 3.0 Released – How to Install it on Linux

Sublime Text is a most popular, lightweight and smart cross-platform text and source code editor with a Python API, that available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

It is really an awesome application for programming and offers a wide range of file types with syntax highlighting for C, C++, C#, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Groovy, LaTeX and the list goes on.

The user interface is much similar to most the famous editor called “vim“.

Recently, a new version of Sublime 3.0 released with a new UI theme, new color schemes, and icon. Some of the other features are syntax highlighting improvements and apt/yum/pacman repositories for Linux.

Sublime Editor for Linux

Sublime Editor for Linux

Sublime Text 3.0 Features

  • Refreshed UI theme, including complete DPI support.
  • Added Adaptive theme support, that inherits colors from the color scheme.
  • Added repositories for apt, yum and pacman.
  • Significant improvements to syntax highlighting.
  • Added image preview, when opening new images.
  • Added a preview tab for previewing files from the sidebar.
  • Added Panel Switcher to the status bar.
  • And many more improvements and bug fixes.

Do check out all the changes here.

Important: You can download and use evaluated Sublime Text editor for free, but a license is required for continued use.

Install Sublime Editor in Linux Systems

As I said, the recent Sublime Text 3 includes packages and package repositories for most of the major Linux distributions for an auto-upgrade mechanism.

Install Sublime On Debian/Ubuntu

To install sublime on Debian and Ubuntu, run the following commands.

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

Install Sublime on CentOS/RHEL

To install sublime on CentOS, RHEL and older version of Fedora, run the following commands.

$ sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg
$ sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo
$ sudo yum install sublime-text 

Install Sublime on Fedora

To install sublime on a newer version of Fedora distributions, run the following commands.

$ sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo
$ sudo dnf install sublime-text

For other Linux distributions, installation instructions can be found at download page of the sublime editor.

Once sublime editor installed, you can launch it from the Linux terminal as shown.

$ sublime

That’s It! If you are using any other editor, please do tell us via the comment section.

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31 Responses

  1. pooja says:

    Hello, I just run the command for centos.

    error message display
    error: https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg: key 1 import failed.

  2. Alice says:

    Hello, I just run the command for Debian. All answers were okay, but when i try to make:

    $ sublime
    

    I get :

    bash: sublime : commande introuvable
    

    sorry I am French, it mean “command not found”

    Could someone help me?

    Thank you!

  3. Kugell says:

    Just added Sublime Text 3 to my Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 modifying these instructions. Here’s what I did:

    [[email protected] Downloads]$ tar vxjf sublime_text_3_build_3126_x64.tar.bz2 sublime_text_3/
    [[email protected] Downloads]$ sudo mv sublime_text_3 /opt/
    [[email protected] Downloads]$ sudo ln -s /opt/sublime_text_3/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime
    [[email protected] Downloads]$ sublime
    
  4. Lekhraj says:

    How to add in RHEL 6. I can not start. Please tell the Process. Thanks in Advance.

  5. Ramchandar says:

    Great it works for CentOS 6.5

  6. david says:

    how i can instale sublime text 3 in fedora 21 ? please help, this not ( sudo ln -s /opt/Sublime\ Text\ 2/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime) wtf is this =((((((((

  7. Laksmi says:

    Ya.. thats exactly what I am doing!
    So I cant start sublime text (or gedit) which has a gui window over ssh?..hmm..okay. any other workaround to make this happen??

  8. Laksmi says:

    When tried to
    $ sublime

    got this::::
    (process:29569): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback ‘C’ locale.

    (sublime:29569): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Laksmi,
      The error message indicates that you’re starting Sublime over SSH via terminal, better login into GUI mode and try to start it..hope it will work out..

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