The first ever time I installed Ubuntu was 45 minutes ago. Bearing this in mind, please answer me slowly!

I've been trying to install Sublime Text 2 by following these instructions. (First Method)

First, I navigated to my root directory:

cd ~

And then I followed the steps detailed in the link above:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get --purge remove sublime-text*

sudo apt-get install sublime-text

I think everything's worked properly. However, I have no idea where Sublime Text is installed, or how I can even run it. (I'm hoping I can just click on it!)

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    When I am not sure about a command: tab autocompletes command so my 1st guess would be "sub"+{tab} and see if it works ;) – Rinzwind Oct 11 '13 at 13:51
  • Excellent! 'subl' was the command I needed to launch sublime text...still would like to know where it's installed though. Will be using that tab for the rest of my career probably :) – Starkers Oct 11 '13 at 13:54
  • which subl will tell you where the binary is located. dpkg -L sublime-text will list all the files the package installed. – chronitis Oct 11 '13 at 13:57

You can use whereis command. For example, in your case:

whereis sublime-text

Also locate can be useful in this sense. Use it like this:

sudo updatedb && locate sublime-text
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You can try to find out where on your system the binaries are placed by shell command:

dpkg -L sublime-text | grep bin/

But without researching you can just try


in a terminal.

If you want the program in your start menu, you can crate a file in /usr/share/applications called sublime.desktop with the following content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Sublime Text
Comment=Sublime Text 2

As in your link described. But maybe this file is already made. This new menu entry can be found in "Menu -> Accessories".

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