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How To Install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 21

Install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Sublime Text is a source code editor used by developers all over the world. It’s a cross-platform that supports many programming languages and markups such as Python, Java, C, and C#. Users can expand its functionality with plugins, typically community-built and maintained under free software licenses.

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 popular code editor on Linux Mint 21.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21.
  • 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.

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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 install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Sublime Text Editor on Linux Mint 21.

  • Install Sublime Text via the Official Repository.

By default, Sublime Text is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Sublime Text repository to your Linux Mint system:

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

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Now that you have added the Sublime repository and updated the packages list, you can install Sublime Text. Run the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install sublime-text
  • Install Sublime Text using Snap Package Manager.

If the Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Sublime Text, simply use the following command:

snap install sublime-text

Step 3. Accessing Sublime Text on Linux Mint 21.

Once the installation is complete, you can launch Sublime Text by searching for it in your application menu or by running the following command in your terminal:


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Step 4. Removing Sublime Text from Linux Mint.

If you need to remove Sublime Text from your system, there are two methods you can use: uninstalling from the Snap Store and uninstalling from the Sublime repository.

  • Method 1: Uninstalling from the Snap Store
sudo snap remove sublime-text
  • Method 2: Uninstalling from the Sublime repository.

To uninstall Sublime Text from the Sublime repository, run the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt remove sublime-text

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Sublime Text. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of the Sublime Text editor popular code editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you 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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