Sublime Text is a cross-platform and proprietary source code editor. It provides tons of features and plugins which greatly help in the development of applications. Sublime Text is written in C++ and Python.
Notable features include split editing, quick shortcuts, syntax highlighting, autocompletion, selection of multiple lines or words, and much more.
Sublime Text 4 was released on May 20, 2021, and comes with a wide assortment of improvements, These include:
- Refreshed UI with new tab styles. Color schemes and themes that support auto dark-mode switching
- Support for Typescript and JSX.
- Smart auto-completion.
- Multi-tab selection.
- GPU acceleration.
- Updated Python API . The API has been updated to Python 3.8 and has been upgraded to provide more features and plugins.
- Improved syntax highlighting with multi-line contructs, and non-deterministic grammar.
- Support for ARM64 for Linux and Apple Silicon.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install Sublime Text 4 on Ubuntu 20.04.
Step 1: Download and install GPG Key
To begin, launch your terminal and add the Sublime Text GPG key.
$ wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
When prompted for your sudo password, simply provide it and hit ENTER.
Step 2: Enable Sublime Text repository
Once the GPG key is added, install the apt-transport-https package. This ensures that the metadata and packages for Sublime Text can be accessed securely over the HTTPS protocol.
$ sudo apt install apt-transport-https
Thereafter, add the Sublime Text official repository.
$ echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list
Step 3: Install Sublime Text 4 on Ubuntu 20.04
With the Sublime Text GPG key and official repository added, update the package index to sync the newly added repository.
$ sudo apt update
And finally, install Sublime Text4.
$ sudo apt install sublime-text
Upon installation, Use the application manager to search and launch Sublime Text.
Upon launching Sublime Text 4 for the first time, you will see a dark gray window.
To check the Sublime Text version, click Help menu.
Build version 4113 indicates the latest Build version from Sublime text 4.
How to uninstall or Remove Sublime Text
If you don't want Sublime Text anymore on your system, you can uninstall it using the command:
$ sudo apt remove --autoremove sublime-text
That concludes this topic on how to install Sublime Text 4 on Ubuntu 20.04. If you looking for the old version of Sublime, available in Sublime Text 3 Repos.
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