How To Easily Install The Latest Version Of Sublime Text Via Snap

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:

In this article I will show you how to install the latest version of sublime text directly via snap, Canonical’s new package whichcraft.

$ sudo apt-get install snapd
$ sudo snap install sublime-text --classic

The installation instructions work on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative systems

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