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I recently installed sublime text 3 from tarball via https://www.sublimetext.com/3.

What I get is

  • changelog.txt

  • Icon

  • plugin_host

  • python3.3.zip

  • sublime.py
  • sublime_text.desktop
  • crash_reporter
  • Packages
  • sublime_plugin.py
  • sublime_text

When I run ./sublime_text, yes, the application launches. However, it does not say sublime text was installed. It is only accessible from the commandline. How can I access to the sublimetext from desktop or somewhere else?

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The tarball is not meant to install sublime text on the system.

Instead use a package from the apt repository:

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

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

Source: https://www.sublimetext.com/docs/3/linux_repositories.html

  • It worked for me. Thank you very much. By the way, why do you think the tarball is provided? – mallea Apr 3 at 11:00
  • If you are not the admin user of a machine, then you can run sublime from your home without installing it system wide. – solsTiCe Apr 3 at 11:02
  • Interesting! Since I have been working on my own PC, there was no such perspective. Thank you again. – mallea Apr 3 at 14:28

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