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Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose. The program was originally desighned as a feature-rich extension of Vim. It's the best editor for HTML5 and CSS3 developers (It doesn't need extra plugins like other text editors).
This tutorial will explain how to install Sublime Text and how to make it a native application.
Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
sudo apt-get update
Optional: remove any installed Sublime Text packages:
sudo apt-get --purge remove sublime-text*
Now to install Sublime Text, type the following:
sudo apt-get install sublime-text
Once you download the file locate it and extract it. I assume that the downloaded file is located in /home/Downloads. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and type
cd ~/Downloads (With this command we change the default directory "/" to "/Downloads") and then type
For 32bit version
tar -jxvf Sublime\ Text\ 2\ 2.0.1.tar.bz2 to extract the file.
For 64bit version
tar -jxvf Sublime\ Text\ 2\ 2.0.1\ x64.tar.bz2 to extract the file.
Once you extract the file type the following commands invidually:
sudo mv Sublime\ Text\ 2 sublime
sudo mv sublime /opt/
sudo chown -R root:root sublime
sudo chmod -R +r sublime
Now we need to create a Sublime Text executable in your path. To do this execute the following commands:
sudo touch /usr/bin/sublime_text
sudo chmod 775 /usr/bin/sublime_text
Now press Alt+F2 and type:
gksu gedit /usr/bin/sublime_text
and copy paste the below code:
and save the file.
Next , to create a menu icon press Alt+F2 and type:
gksu gedit /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop
and copy paste the below code:
Comment=Sublime Text 2
and finally save the file.
Finally to launch Sublime Text for the first time
Menu Accessories Sublime Text
Awesome tutorial. Thank You
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Great instruction ever seen.
Note that you should choose icon of 48x48 size. I have tried larger size but the icon is not shown.
Great tutorial! Works fine.
Works like a charm!!! Thanks!!
No, it won't update automatically.
Thanks for the hint!
I fixed the artcle.
There is some nice bug in command-line argument in file /usr/bin/sublime_text
If you'll try to open file with spaces like the default 'Untitled Document' sublime will open 2 tabs - one for 'Untitled' and another one for 'Document'.
To fix this, just place $* in quotes:
Now it will work as proper.
Works in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon... Thanks!
hi! i'm new here! i tried every steps above but when i clicked the sublime on my linuxmint 13 menu, it doesn't work. nothing happened. please help me. i really want this sublime for my project. thanks!!
Here is the sequel that no one asked for if you want to learn how to set a default syntax for Sublime Text 2:
(shameless self promotion)
thanks for this!
Now I can use my portable programs in more comfortable way.
Nice tutorial! Sublime is very helpful for HTML5 and CSS development.