I just downloaded sublime text via this method How do I install Sublime Text 2/3?

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

Now I want to launch it (just simple gui launch for now) to make sure it is installed. I see it in the history in the software center. But when I search in the software center under sublime-text I don't see it.

How do I launch the program? I am new to Ubuntu.


You can do it in Three ways.

way 1: Just to confirm finally that its installed to Ubuntu with dpkg

dpkg --get-selections | grep sublime-text

way 2: Open your terminal and type as


it will open that.

way 3: Type as sublime-text in your Unity dash and you can open it.

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