How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 18.04

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor.

This is a cross-platform editor available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. It is free to download and evaluate, but you need to purchase a license for continued use. It uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty at the same time taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.


  • Performance & Speed
  • Cross-Platform
  • GIT integration
  • Plugin Support
  • Highly customizable
  • Goto Anything, Definition
  • Multiple Selections
  • Command Palette
  • Powerful API and Package Ecosystem
  • Customize Anything
  • Split Editing
  • Instant Project Switch

Refer official page for further details.

Install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu

Now let’s see how to install sublime text on Ubuntu Linux.

1. Open a terminal and run below command to install GPG Key

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

2. Apt would be already set up to work with https source, but if you face any issue run below command.

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

Now, the sublime text is available as Stable and Dev build. If you are evaluating it, then install Stable. Dev is for the developer community.


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


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

3. Run below command to refresh the package list

sudo apt-get update

4. Install sublime using below command

sudo apt-get install sublime-text


Sublime Text is nice to have an editor for your Ubuntu system.

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