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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 on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


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

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 -

After that, update your system and you can install Sublime Text on it with the help of the command shown below:

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 we finish with the installation, we will find Sublime Text in the Mint menu, in the Programming section.

Install Sublime Text on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Sublime Text. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Sublime Text 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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