How to install the latest Sublime Text editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install sublime text editor Ubuntu 20.04

A cross-platform, lightweight code editor, Sublime Text is known for being fast, easy to use, and strong community support. Not only does it supports many languages, but you can also even extend the functionality using plugins. You can download and evaluate the code editor for free. We will be using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to download and install the Sublime Text editor.

Installing Sublime Text

Method 1: Using the command line

The first step is updating the apt package repository using:

sudo apt update

Next, run the command below to install any dependencies needed to fetch https sources.

sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common

Get the key using:

curl -fsSL https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Use the command below to add Sublime Text to your system’s repository list:

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list 

Update the system repository with the help of the following command.

sudo apt update

Install Sublime Text using:

sudo apt-get install sublime-text

Method 2: Using the Ubuntu Software Center

You can also download Sublime Text through the Ubuntu Software Center.

Look for Ubuntu Software in the Applications Menu.

Sublime text editor

Click Ubuntu Software’s icon to launch it.

Click the search icon on the top left of your screen and search for Sublime Text.

Click Sublime Text.

Sublime text editor

Click the Install button and next enter your password to begin the installation of Sublime Text.

Once you enter your password, the installation begins.

Launching Sublime Text

Once installed, you can view the editor by searching for it in the Applications Menu, or through the command line.

Method 1: Using the command line

Run the following command on the terminal to launch a Sublime Text editor.


Method 2: Using the Applications Menu

To launch Sublime Text using the Applications Menu search for it, as shown below.

Sublime text editor

Click the icon to launch Sublime Text!

Uninstalling Sublime Text

Method 1: Using the command line

To uninstall Sublime Text use the command:

sudo apt remove sublime-text

Method 2: Using the Ubuntu Software Center

You can also uninstall Sublime Text from the Ubuntu Software Center. Go to the Installed tab and click Remove next to Sublime Text.

Sublime text editor

Click Remove to confirm.

Sublime text editor

Next, you will be asked for authentication, enter your password, and click Authenticate. Sublime Text will be removed.

We covered the installation of the Sublime Text code editor on Ubuntu 20.04 using both the command line and the Ubuntu Software Center.

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