How do I install Sublime Text 2 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Sublime Text 2 is a fantabulous editor. I have recently switched over to it and I am very satisfied. There are numerous articles out on the Internet that will allow one to find out the steps that explain how to install Sublime Text 2 in a Ubuntu machine. I am writing this article as a note to myself so that I can quickly glance over the steps in future.

# Download Sublime Compressed BZip package from

# BUnzip the package. Example:
root@labs:~$ bunzip "Sublime Text 2 x64.tar.bz2"

# BUnzip would have unzipped the Sublime package into a .tar archive. Untar it.
root@labs:~$ tar -xvf "Sublime Text 2 x64.tar"

# The net result would be a folder named "Sublime Text 2 x64". Lets copy it to /opt.
root@labs:~$ sudo mv "Sublime Text 2 x64" /opt

# Lets add a link to the executable - "Sublime Text 2 x64/sublime_text" in /usr/bin for easier access.
root@labs:~$ ln -s "/opt/Sublime Text 2 x64/sublime_text" /usr/bin/sublime

# Lets create a icon in the Unity Dashboard for convenience.

# Reference:
# Fire up a text editor. I am using vim here. But, any text editor would do.
root@labs:~$ sudo vim /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop

# Add the below content to /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop and save it.

  [Desktop Entry]
  Name=Sublime Text 2
  Icon=/opt/Sublime Text 2/Icon/48x48/sublime_text.png

  [NewWindow Shortcut Group]
  Name=New Window
  Exec=sublime -n

# All done.



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