How To Install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103) On The Most Popular Linux Systems

As you may know, Sublime Text 3 is a lightweight, multi-platform, text editor. It is installable on Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS X. Sublime Text has a proprietary licence, but the application can also be used for free, without needing to do reverse engineer hacking. Those who want to support the developer’s work can buy Sublime Text for $70.

Sublime Text 3 is still a beta, the latest version available being Sublime Text 3 Build 3103, which comes with the below changes:

  • Added new Syntax Definition file format, .sublime-syntax
  • Added a custom regex engine that matches multiple regexps in parallel, for faster file loading and indexing
  • Improved Unicode support, including combining character rendering, character classification in regex searches, and case insensitivity in Goto
  • Anything matching
  • Packages are now on GitHub
  • Incorporates many community provided improvements to the above packages, with significant improvements to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Go, D and SQL
  • Added Panel Switcher to status bar
  • Better handling of troublesome files during indexing
  • Improved file change detection
  • Added “Profile Events” to the Command Palette, to help identify slow plugins
  • Build Systems may now define a list of file name wildcard patterns to trigger on, via the file_patterns key prompt_open_file and related commands now accept an initial_directory argument
  • Improved indenting behavior when indent_to_bracket is enabled
  • Spell Checker now reads from manually edited user preferences on the fly
  • Stability improvements for Find in Files when using regular expressions that result in significant backtracking
  • Fixed file truncation when using hexadecimal encoding
  • Fixed brackets in strings influencing auto indent
  • Fixed inconsistencies in Goto Anything when selecting symbols
  • Fixed tab completion regression in 3081, where h1..h6 HTML completions were not triggering
  • Fixed Goto Definition command not working when placed in a submenu
  • Fixed Emoji & Symbols popup failing to insert text in some cases
  • Added support for inserting characters from outside of the BMP
    ctrl+alt+p is no longer bound by default, due to compatibility issues with some keyboard layouts
  • Linux: Fixed a file permission issue when running without –wait
  • Linux: crash_reporter is statically linked, improving system compatibility
  • API: Added View.is_auto_complete_visible()
  • API: Added find_output_panel(), destroy_output_panel(), active_panel() and panels()
  • API: Added create_output_panel() now accepts an optional parameter, “unlisted”

Install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu

In this article I will show you how to install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3083) on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, ROSA Desktop, Arch Linux, Manjaro and other Linux systems.

To install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3083), we have to download the application’s sources, move it to /opt, for global usage, link it to /bin/subl and create a desktop entry.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103) on 32 bit Linux systems:

Download Sublime Text 3, extract the archive, move it to /opt and symlink the sublime_text executable, for global usage:

$ wget https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_text_3_build_3103_x64.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf sublime_text_3_build_3103_x64.tar.bz2
$ sudo mv ~/sublime_text_3/ /opt/
$ sudo ln -s /opt/sublime_text_3/sublime_text /bin/sublime_text

Create a desktop entry:

$ cat << EOF > ~/.local/share/applications/sublime.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Sublime Text
Exec=subl %F
MimeType=text/plain;
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/sublime_text_3/Icon/128x128/sublime-text.png
Categories=Utility;TextEditor;Development;
EOF

How to install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103) on 64 bit Linux systems:

Download Sublime Text 3, extract the archive, move it to /opt and symlink the sublime_text executable, for global usage:

$ wget https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_text_3_build_3103_x32.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf sublime_text_3_build_3103_x32.tar.bz2
$ sudo mv ~/sublime_text_3/ /opt/
$ sudo ln -s /opt/sublime_text_3/sublime_text /bin/sublime_text

Create a desktop entry:

$ cat << EOF > ~/.local/share/applications/sublime.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Sublime Text
Exec=subl %F
MimeType=text/plain;
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/sublime_text_3/Icon/128x128/sublime-text.png
Categories=Utility;TextEditor;Development;
EOF

Optional, to remove Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103), do:

$ sudo rm /opt/sublime_text_3/sublime_text /bin/subl ~/.local/share/applications/sublime.desktop

Share and Enjoy

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Email
  • RSS
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in The Linux and Unix Articles!
5 comments on “How To Install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103) On The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. Diego says:

    Thank’s you, works perfectly
    (Build 3083) on Antergos 64 bit

  2. Andi says:

    Thank you very much. It works perfectly for Arch.

  3. Fábio Souza says:

    Thanks! But you have to change the line of desktop entry: of Exec=subl %F to Exec=sublime_text %F

    Hugs!

  4. Shiju Prasad says:

    Thank you..
    people plz try to use newer builds…”sublime_text_3_build_31XX_x32.tar.bz2″

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Subscribe

  

Subscribe to get the latest Linux news and how to guides directly on your e-mail!