How to Install Sublime Text 2 or 3 in Ubuntu

Thanks to Webupd8 Team, an installer script has been made into PPA that automatically downloads Sublime Text 2 from its website and installs it and its launcher, docs on your Ubuntu.

To add the PPA, open terminal from Dash/Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2


After adding the PPA, you can install the text editor via Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Software Center) by doing below steps:

  • Launchpad Synaptic package manager and click Reload button.
  • Search sublime-text in the filter box.
  • right-click on sublime-text and select “mark for installation”.
  • finally click Apply button.


Once installed, launch the editor from the Dash/Menu.


Install Sublime Text 3 Beta in Ubuntu:

Similar to above instructions, run below command instead to add another PPA and finally install the editor via Synaptic package manager.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3

NOTE: you can only install one version of Sublime Text in your Ubuntu. To install version 3, you may first remove version 2 from Synaptic package manager.


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