How To Install Sublime Text on Debian 10 Buster

Install Sublime Text on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Sublime Text on Debian 10 Buster. For those of you who didn’t know, Sublime Text is a cross-platform source code editor with a Python API that supports numerous programming and markup languages. Its features include code folding, syntax highlighting, split editing, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a beginner, Sublime Text offers a user-friendly environment that can significantly enhance your coding experience.

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 the step-by-step installation of Sublime Text on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Sublime Text on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

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

This will update the package lists and upgrade any outdated packages on your system.

Step 2. Installing Sublime Text on Debian 10.

Since Sublime Text is not included in the official Debian repositories, we need to add the Sublime Text repository to our system.

First import the GPG key on your system:

curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the Sublime Text APT repository to your system using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb apt/stable/"

Once you’ve added the repo you can go ahead and run an update and install the app:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install sublime-text

The installation process may take a few minutes, depending on your internet connection speed and system resources. Once completed, you’ll have Sublime Text installed and ready to use on your Debian 10 Buster system.

Install Sublime Text on Debian 10

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Sublime Text 3. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Sublime Text on the Debian 10 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Sublime Text website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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