If you missed it, this is a follow up on a tip on how to Build a web development OS in VirtualBox.
Download Sublime Text 2 and extract it:
tar -jxvf Sublime\ Text\ 2\version.tar.bz2
Just use what ever file name you downloaded then cd into the folder you downloaded and extracted into then:
sudo mv Sublime\ Text\ 2 sublime sudo mv sublime /opt/ cd /opt sudo chown -R root:root sublime sudo chmod -R +r sublime
Create excecutable in the path:
sudo vim /usr/bin/sublime_text
You want this in it:
#!/bin/sh #export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/mozilla/" export SUBLIME_HOME="/opt/sublime" $SUBLIME_HOME/sublime_text "$*"
Then chmod it:
sudo chmod 775 /usr/bin/sublime_text
Create the desktop file to it shows in your menus:
sudo vim /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop
And this goes in it:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Sublime Text Comment=Sublime Text 2 Exec=sublime_text Icon=/opt/sublime/Icon/256x256/sublime_text.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;TextEditor; StartupNotify=true
If you now go in Menu>Accessories you will now see your Sublime Text 2 shortcut. This works on Linux Mint 14.1 and should work on other Debian/Ubuntu variants.
Now we want to move all of our settings to the Dropbox, delete them and create a symbolic link from the Dropbox back to their original location:
cd ~/.config cp -R sublime-text-2/ ~/Dropbox/ rm -R sublime-text-2/ ln -s ~/Dropbox/sublime-text-2 sublime-text-2
Done, now all of your settings, themes and plugins will be saved in the could :)
Let's have a look at plugins, the first thing you will want is Sublime Package Control, you can find it here.
Now with just a Ctrl+Shift+P and typing illstan (Sublime Text 2 fuzzy searching is just awesome ^^) + hit enter you can type packages names to be installed! Quick and easy.
Try it by installing Emmet, the new ZenCoding plugin for Sublime Text 2.
Others worth installing:
Look them up for what they do. Also think about snippets and syntax for all the languages you use often.