How to Install TextMate on Linux Mint

TextMate is a popular code editor that is widely used by programmers on different platforms. Installing TextMate on Linux Mint is a straightforward process that can be done using the Terminal. Here is a step by step guide to installing TextMate on your Linux Mint system.


Before installing TextMate on your Linux Mint system, you need to have the following:

Step 1 - Install Dependecies

In order to install TextMate on Linux Mint, we first need to install dependencies. Run the following command in the Terminal to install these dependencies:

sudo apt install git make lcov clang libicu-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev cmake ninja-build libsecret-1-dev libgnutls28-dev libssh2-1-dev

This command will install the necessary libraries required by TextMate.

Step 2 - Clone the TextMate Repository

The next step is to clone the TextMate repository from Github. Run the following command in the Terminal to clone the repository:

git clone

This will clone the TextMate repository on your system.

Step 3 - Build and Install TextMate

After cloning the repository, navigate to the textmate directory by running the following command:

cd textmate

Once you are inside the textmate directory, run the following command to build and install TextMate:

make && sudo ninja install

This command will perform the complete installation of TextMate on your system.

Step 4 - Launch TextMate

After the installation is complete, you can launch TextMate by running the following command in the Terminal:


This will launch the TextMate editor on your system.


In this tutorial, we have shown you how to install TextMate on your Linux Mint system. Once you have completed this tutorial, you will be able to use TextMate for your programming projects.

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