How to install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu

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In this tutorial we will learn to install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu.

This will work for Ubuntu 16 and newer versions like 18.04 LTS.

Step #1: Install key via official repository

Open Terminal and run the following command to install the key from the official repository of Sublime Text.

$ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Note! In the above command we are using sudo so, you will be prompted to enter your password to continue.

Step #2: Add the repository

Now run the following command in the terminal to add the repository.

$ echo "deb apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

Step #3: Update

Now update your packages using the following command.

$ sudo apt-get update

Step #4: Install Sublime Text

We are now ready to install Sublime Text Editor. Run the following command to install.

$ sudo apt-get install sublime-text

On successful installation you will get Sublime Text 3 on your Ubuntu machine.

Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.