How To Install Sublime Text in Linux Manually

Sublime Text 4 has been out for few weeks, a lot of people happy with the new shine editor. Few changes :
– License Changes
New license valid for all updates within 3 years of purchase
– Tab Multi-Select
– Apple Silicon and Linux ARM64
– Context-Aware Auto Complete
I no longer need to use AutoComplete, since it is already build-in.
– TypeScript, JSX and TSX Support

After controversial Sublime Text auto-upgrade user to the major version without notification or warning, I prefer installing them manually, which only take few minutes. This method working for every Linux distro out there.

At the time of this tutorial published, the latest version is 4107

1. Download Sublime Text

Download the latest version Sublime Text


2. Extract the tar.gz file

Extract the downloaded file

tar Jxvf sublime_text_build_4107_x64.tar.xz -C /opt/

3. Create symbolic links

Create symbolic links to /usr/bin/sublime_text it’ll make more easy to upgrade later, when the new version coming.

sudo ln -s /opt/sublime_text/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime_text

When the latest version coming, just repeat the step 1 and step 2.


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