Saturday, February 13, 2016

How To Install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103) On Linux Systems

How To Install Sublime Text 3
(Build 3103) On The Most Popular Linux Systems

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Sublime Text is a cross-platform source code editor with a Python application programming interface (API). It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages, and its functionality can be extended by users with plugins, typically community-built and maintained under free-software licenses.

Features :

The following is a list of features of Sublime Text:
  • "Goto Anything," quick navigation to files, symbols, or lines
  • "Command palette" uses adaptive matching for quick keyboard invocation of arbitrary commands
  • Simultaneous editing: simultaneously make the same interactive changes to multiple selected areas
  • Python-based plugin API
  • Project-specific preferences
  • Extensive customizability via JSON settings files, including project-specific and platform-specific settings
  • Cross platform (Windows, OS X, Linux)
  • Compatible with many language grammars from TextMate

Sublime Text is one of the best and light weight text editor or IDE I've used ever. It's simple , fast, amazing performance, extendable through plugins. Sublime Text 3 is right now in beta. The latest build is 3103.
Here i am going to show how to install this latest build of sublime text on different Linux systems.

Installing Sublime Text On Ubuntu (14.04 and later) and Ubuntu based systems

for 32 bit systems

cd && wget https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime-text_build-3103_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i sublime-text_build-3103_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

cd && wget https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime-text_build-3103_amd64.deb && sudo dpkg -i sublime-text_build-3103_amd64.deb

For Other Linux Systems :

For 32 bit systems

cd ~
wget https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_text_3_build_3103_x32.tar.bz2

Extract the Sublime Text .tar file:

tar vxjf sublime_text_3_build_3103_x32.tar.bz2

For 64 bit systems

cd ~
wget https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_text_3_build_3103_x64.tar.bz2

Extract the Sublime Text .tar file:

tar vxjf sublime_text_3_build_3103_x64.tar.bz2

Now we should move the uncompressed files to an appropriate location. sudo mv Sublime\ Text\ 3 /opt/
Lastly, we create a symbolic link to use at the command line. sudo ln -s /opt/Sublime\ Text\ 3/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime
In Ubuntu, if you also want to add Sublime Text to the Unity luncher, read on.
First we need to create a new file(.desktop file). sudo sublime /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop

Then copy the following into it. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Sublime Text GenericName=Text Editor Comment=Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose Exec=/opt/sublime_text/sublime_text %F Terminal=false MimeType=text/plain; Icon=sublime-text Categories=TextEditor;Development; StartupNotify=true Actions=Window;Document; [Desktop Action Window] Name=New Window Exec=/opt/sublime_text/sublime_text -n OnlyShowIn=Unity; [Desktop Action Document] Name=New File Exec=/opt/sublime_text/sublime_text --command new_file OnlyShowIn=Unity;
If you've registered your copy of Sublime Text, but every time you open it you're asked to enter your license, you should try running this command. sudo chown -R username:username /home/username/.config /sublime-text-3
  Just replace username with your account's username. This should fix the permission error in the case that you opened up Sublime Text as root when you first entered the license.
See How To Install Sublime Text 3 (Build 3103) On Windows and OS X