How To Install Sublime Text 3 on CentOS 7

Install Sublime Text 3 on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Sublime Text 3 on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor with a Python API. It is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. Its functionality is extendable with plugins. Most of the extending packages have free-software licenses and are community-built and maintained.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Sublime Text 3 on a CentOS 7 server.

Sublime Text 3 Features

  • “Goto Anything,” quick navigation to files, symbols, or lines
  • “Command palette” uses adaptive matching for quick keyboard invocation of arbitrary commands
  • Simultaneous editing: simultaneously make the same interactive changes to multiple selected areas
  • Python-based plugin API
  • Project-specific preferences
  • Extensive customizability via JSON settings files, including project-specific and platform-specific settings
  • Cross-platform (Windows, OS X, Linux)
  • Compatible with many language grammars from Textmate.
  • proprietary software may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however, a license must be purchased for continued use.

Install Sublime Text 3 on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Sublime Text 3.

The first thing to do is to go to Sublime Text’s download page and download the latest stable version of Sublime Text, At the moment of writing this article it is version 3:

wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/sublime_text_3_build_3065_x64.tar.bz2

Now we need to extract the tar file, which contains everything we need to run sublime 3 on CentOS 7. We will extract the tar file into the /opt directory So all users in our system can use the Sublime text editor:

sudo tar -vxjf sublime_text_3_build_3065_x64.tar.bz2 -C /opt

Make a symbolic link to the installed Sublime 3:

ln -s /opt/sublime_text_3/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime3

Step 3. Add sublime text 3 to the CentOS 7 Application Menu.

Create a text file called “sublime_text_3.desktop” inside the /usr/share/application directory:

nano /usr/share/applications/sublime_text_3.desktop

Add the following entries and save the file:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Sublime Text
GenericName=Text Editor
Comment=Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose
Exec=/opt/sublime_text_3/sublime_text %F
Terminal=false
MimeType=text/plain;
Icon=/opt/sublime_text_3/Icon/128x128/sublime-text.png
Categories=TextEditor;Development;
StartupNotify=true
Actions=Window;Document;

Now you should see the sublime 3 text editor launcher on the application menu under the programming subcategory.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Sublime Text. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Sublime Text 3 on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Sublime Text website.

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