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I just installed Sublime Text 2 using this guide modified for Xubuntu 12.04. After following the instructions, logging out and back in, Sublime was in my application list but it won't open. When I try to open it from the terminal I get this message:

 /opt/Sublime_Text_2/sublime_text: 1: /opt/Sublime_Text_2/sublime_text: Syntax error:   word unexpected (expecting ")")

I've double checked the two files I created /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop and /usr/bin/sublime and they are both correct. I'm not sure what to try next.

Note: I am a complete and utter novice and followed the instructions blindly so bear with me.

marked as duplicate by James Henstridge, Eric Carvalho, Mahesh, Kevin Bowen, bcbc Apr 24 '13 at 22:33

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  • It might be because you're trying to run the 64 bit version on 32 bit machine. Post the output of uname -a. – green Apr 24 '13 at 7:39