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 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 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

Step 2. Installing Sublime Text on Debian 10.

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

When the installation is complete, use system navigation menubar to access Sublime Text editor.

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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