Downloaded Ubuntu64 SublimeText from https://www.sublimetext.com/3

Double clicking opens Ubuntu Software, which seems to try to load endlessly

Opened terminal

cd Downloads

exec sublime-text_build-3126_amd64.deb
bash: exec: sublime-text_build-3126_amd64.deb: not found

I'm sure this is very simple.


3 Answers 3


Go into the folder where you downloaded it and run

sudo apt-get install ./sublime-text_build-3126_amd64.deb

  • Thank you. A bigger issue it seemed was the Ubuntu Software window constantly loading - I restarted and after that, simply clicking .deb installed other programs. Mar 24, 2017 at 16:57

It's recommended to use a ppa, as it's automatically installed and updated for you.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
sudo apt update
sudo apt install sublime-text-installer

Please do one of the following:

  1. Use the Debian package installer dpkg

    sudo dpkg -i sublime-text_build-3126_amd64.deb
  2. Use the Software Center: right click on the file and choose: Open with software install. When that opens click install, enter password when asked.

  • Be aware that if you install using dpkg, and the program you're using needs dependencies, the installation will fail because dpkg doesn't retrieve dependencies automatically. apt-get will fetch, download, and install any required dependencies.
    – Delorean
    Mar 24, 2017 at 16:32
  • exec is a Bash command. Mar 24, 2017 at 16:34
  • @ChaiT.Rex didn't know that, ... Mar 24, 2017 at 16:35

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