How To Install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3176) On Ubuntu

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.

The latest version available is Sublime Text 3 (Build 3176), which comes with the below changes:

  • Various fixes from 3.1
  • Added ui_scale setting to scale the entire UI, dpi_scale is now Linux-only
  • Linux: Added workaround for a display driver issue, giving significant scrolling improvements for some environments
  • Indexing: Added more information in the Indexing Status window, and reduced CPU utilization in some scenarios

Installation instructions:

Due to the fact that the Sublime developers have prepared a repository for their software, installing the text editor on Ubuntu systems is easy.

Just follow the below instructions:

$ 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

Optional, to remove sublime-text, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove sublime-text

The installation instructions should work for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Ubuntu and Debian based systems.

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