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How To Install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 20

Install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 20. 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 of Sublime Text on a Linux Mint 20.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint.
  • 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 Linux Mint 20

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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-get install apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing Sublime Text on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install Sublime Text via Snap:

Run the following command to install Sublime Text:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install sublime-text --classic
  • Install Sublime via the default repository Linux Mint:

Now run the following commands:

sudo apt install sublime-text
  • Install Sublime Text using the official repository:

Add the GPG key to the repository:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the Sublime Text repository to the system software sources:

echo "deb apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

Now to install Sublime Text, type the following:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install sublime-text

Step 3. Accessing Sublime Text on Linux Mint 20.

Once the installation is complete, you can launch Sublime Text by typing “subl” in the terminal or using the Software Manager.

Install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 20

If you encounter any issues or have further questions, don’t hesitate to consult the official Sublime Text documentation or seek assistance from the Linux Mint community.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Sublime Text. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Sublime Text editor on the Linux Mint system. 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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