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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.

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

wget -qO - | 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

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

echo "deb apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

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 Uninstall Sublime Text:

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

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

sudo apt remove --autoremove sublime-text

The community has made Sublime Text 3 into the SNAP package. So far, it’s available for testing in candidate channel.

A snap is an universal Linux application comes with all its dependencies bundled. It runs in sandbox and is isolated from other system software.

If you just want to install latest stable Sublime Text 3 in Ubuntu. There’s an official apt repository and here’s how-to tips.

Install Sublime Text 3 via Snap:

Once the snap is published into stable channel, you can easily install or remove it in Ubuntu Software

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it opens, run command:

snap install sublime-text-3 --classic

The command works in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher. And the --candidate flag is not required anymore since the snap is now in stable.

The snap package co-exists with traditional packages, you’ll have two launcher icons:

To make sure you’re running the snap app, you can launch it from the terminal command:



To remove the snap app for Sublime Text 3, run command:

snap remove sublime-text-3