We can download it directly from their web

_$: mkdir -p /home/<user>/apps
_$: cp sublime_text_3_build_3059_x64.tar.bz2 /home/<user>/apps
_$: cd /home/<user>/apps
_$: tar xvfj sublime_text_3_build_3059_x64.tar.bz2
_$: sudo ln -s /home/<user>/apps/sublime_text_3/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime3

If we had already installed an older version (sublime 2), there is no need to worry: the configuration files for Sublime 3 will be created in /home/<user>/.config/sublime-text-3.

Desktop launcher

To create a desktop launcher, select the Create a custom application launcher option and fill in the values:

  • Type: Application
  • Name: Sublime Text3
  • Command: /usr/bin/sublime3
  • Icon: /home/<user>/apps/sublime_text_3/Icon/256x256/sublime-text.png

Run from command line

If we run sublime from the command line it might give GLib-CRITICAL errors. To ignore them we can redirect stderr and stdout to /dev/null:

_$: sublime fichero.txt &> /dev/null &

Comment out code blocks

Go to Preferences -> Key Bindings - User and add the following lines:

   { "keys": ["ctrl+7"], "command": "toggle_comment", "args": { "block": false } },
   { "keys": ["ctrl+shift+7"], "command": "toggle_comment", "args": { "block": true } },

A theme for Sublime

A good theme for Sublime that gets Python syntax right is Afterglow. It is easy to install using the Sublime’s Package Control tool:

  1. Open Command Palette (under Tools or using Ctrl+Shift+P)
  2. Type Package Control: Install Package
  3. Search Theme - Afterglow

Create an alias

If you find yourself opening sublime from the command line, you can create an alias in /home/user/.bashrc.

alias sbl='sublime'