Sublime Text Turbo Mode

Sublime Text Turbo Mode

Follow the steps to install Sublime Text plugins and themes.

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Mayanna Oliveira
·Sep 11, 2021·

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How to install Sublime Text in Ubuntu

The easy way is follow the steps in Sublime Text / Linux Repositories and choose the stable version. Check the steps below:

  1. Install the GPG key:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

  1. Ensure apt is set up to work with https sources:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

  1. Select the channel to use:

Stable Version echo "deb apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

Dev Version echo "deb apt/dev/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

  1. Update apt sources and install Sublime Text

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sublime-text

Installing from a tarball

  1. Download the Sublime Text tarball that also available as a x86-64 or ARM64
  2. The Sublime Text executable should be symlinked to subl, with a command such as:
sudo ln -s /opt/sublime_text/sublime_text /usr/local/bin/subl
  1. Check if the path environment variable values should contain /usr/local/bin

Working with terminal commands

  • Check Sublime Text version: subl --version.
  • Check if is possible run Sublime Text from terminal using the command subl.
  • Check the help using the command subl --help:
Sublime Text build 4113

Usage: subl [arguments] [files]         Edit the given files
   or: subl [arguments] [directories]   Open the given directories
   or: subl [arguments] -- [files]      Edit files that may start with '-'
   or: subl [arguments] -               Edit stdin
   or: subl [arguments] - >out          Edit stdin and write the edit to stdout

  --project <project>:    Load the given project
  --command <command>:    Run the given command
  -n or --new-window:     Open a new window
  --launch-or-new-window: Only open a new window if the application is open
  -a or --add:            Add folders to the current window
  -w or --wait:           Wait for the files to be closed before returning
  -b or --background:     Don't activate the application
  --safe-mode:            Launch using a sandboxed (clean) environment
  -h or --help:           Show help (this message) and exit
  -v or --version:        Show version and exit

Filenames may be given a :line or :line:column suffix to open at a specific

My favorite extensions and themes

The Sublime Text has a Package Control with all extensions and themes to be installed though Command Palette or menu:

Command Palette

  1. Open the command palette
    • Win/Linux: ctrl+shift+p and Mac: cmd+shift+p
  2. Type Install Package Control, press enter.
  3. Type the extension or theme name. Please, check the Package Control documentation to know more about it.

Script to install Sublime Text Stable

A Bash script to install it from terminal, just run it as bash

echo "Installing Sublime Text [Stable]. Press ENTER to start or CTRL+C to cancel:"

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

echo "deb apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

echo "Updating..."
sudo apt-get update

echo "Installing Sublime Text..."
sudo apt-get install -y sublime-text


List of my favorites extensions:

Themes and Icons

  • FileIcons adds specific, colored icons for most file types for the sidebar.
  • A File Icon specific Icons for Improved Visual Grepping.
  • Theme Spacegray a hyperminimal UI Theme for Sublime Text.
  • Ayu modern Sublime Text theme.
  • Enki Theme a color scheme and UI theme for Sublime Text with clear, disparate colors to help differentiate between all syntactic aspects of code, including syntax highlighting for the console.
  • Brogrammer is a flat sexy theme. Pushups not included.


Command Palette, Package Control, Sublime Text tarball, Sublime Text and Sublime Text / Linux Repositories.

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