How to Install Sublime Text in Linux

Sublime Text 2 This short tutorial is based on the link provided on the bottom of this post with slight modifications. The example is shown with 64-bit version of Linux Mint.

Download Sublime Text

Open your browser and go to Sublime Text and download the file to directory Downloads.

Setup

Open Terminal and type in the following command:

cd ~/Downloads

Then type in this command to extract the file:

tar -jxvf "Sublime Text 2.0.1 x64.tar.bz2"

Once the file is extracted, type the following commands individually:

sudo mv "Sublime Text 2" /opt/sublime/

sudo chown -R root:root /opt/sublime

sudo chmod -R +r /opt/sublime

Create a Sublime Text Executable

Execute the following commands to create a Sublime Text executable in your path:

sudo touch /usr/bin/sublime_text

sudo chmod 777 /usr/bin/sublime_text

Launch Pluma Text Editor by typing ALT+F2 (RUN) and enter this command:

gksu pluma /usr/bin/sublime_text

Copy & paste the code below:

#!/bin/sh
export SUBLIME_HOME="/opt/sublime"
$SUBLIME_HOME/sublime_text "$*"

Pluma Text Editor Sublime Text 2

Save the file and exit.

Next, type in this command:

sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/sublime_text

Create a Menu Icon

Launch the default text editor (Pluma) again by typing Alt+F2 and type in:

gksu pluma /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop

Copy & paste the code below:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Sublime Text 2
Comment=Edit text, code and markup
Exec=sublime_text
Icon=/opt/sublime/Icon/256x256/sublime_text.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;TextEditor;
StartupNotify=true

Pluma Text Editor Sublime Text Desktop

That’s it. If you go to the Menu, you should see Sublime Text 2 under the Applications, Accessories.
Sublime Text 2 in Linux Mint Applications Menu

Download

Sublime Text

Further Reading

Install Sublime text editor

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