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sublime text 2

Sublime Text 2 is a cool, TextMate-like text editor that runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. After being in alpha / beta testing for more than a year, the first stable version has finally been released today.

This post is a quick update for those using our Sublime Text 2 Ubuntu PPA: since there are no more Sublime Text 2 beta builds, I've made some changes to the packages and the stable version package name is "sublime-text", while the development package name is now "sublime-text-dev" (I've renamed them to avoid conflicts), however, those who have installed the beta / dev builds and aren't reading this post will still get updates thanks to a meta package (though it's probably better to simply remove any installed Sublime Text 2 packages and install stable or development version using the instructions below).

Besides automatic updates, the PPA package comes with a proper desktop file with Unity integration (quicklists and drag'n'drop support), a "subl" command line alias, etc.

Add the WebUpd8 Sublime Text 2 PPA (available for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04) using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
sudo apt-get update

Optional: remove any installed Sublime Text 2 packages:
sudo apt-get remove sublime-text*

Then, to install Sublime Text 2 stable, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

Or, to install the Sublime Text 2 development package, use:
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-dev

Note: you can't install both the development and stable packages in the same time. Installing one of them will remove the other one.
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