How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 20.04 via Apt Repository

Prefer installing Sublime Text via the official .deb package rather than using the containerized Snap package? Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04 the official way via the apt repository.

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from your system application menu.When it opens, run following commands one by one to install the latest Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu.

How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 20.04 via Apt Repository

1.) Download and install the GPG key by running command:

wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Type user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

And enable apt is set up to work with https sources via command:

sudo apt install apt-transport-https

How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 20.04 via Apt Repository

2.) Add the official Sublime Text repository via command:

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 20.04 via Apt Repository

3.) Finally refresh system package cache and install the text editor via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install sublime-text

And you’ll receive future updates along with system updates through Software Updater (Update Manager).

How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 20.04 via Apt Repository

How to Uninstall Sublime Text:

To remove the apt repository, launch Software & Updates and go to Other Software tab, there remove the repository line.

How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu 20.04 via Apt Repository

And to remove the Sublime Text editor, simply run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove sublime-text

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