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Notepad++ Linux- Install Notepad++ on Linux Ubuntu 18.04/16.04, 19.04 & More

Best Alternatives of Notepad++ for various Linux Distributions


otepad++ Linux: In this article, we will see about Notepad++ Application and whether it is available for Linux or not and some of the Best and alternate Text Editors available for Linux Distributions. Notepad++ is one of the best and a famous Text Editor among Windows users. Though this editor is available for Windows for more than a decade, there is no Official version available for Linux systems. Yet before getting disappointed, there is still a way to use Notepad++ on Linux Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS/ 18.10 and on other Debian Distros. Check out: Video Tutorial for Installing Notepad++ on Ubuntu

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Why Notepad++ Linux is so Special among users:

In general, Notepad++ is a Best Programming Text Editor and as well as a Source Code Editor which was developed for Windows Platform and is more famous among the Windows users. It provides a simplified speed typing interface with a lot of features such as Syntax Highlighting, Brace Matching, AutoComplete, Color Codes, and a lot more features. Source Code Editors also makes it very easy to run Compliers, debuggers, and more. Though Notepad++ is not available for Linux, there is a way to use Notepadd++ on Linux Ubuntu Distributions.

Note: It is possible to use Notepad++ Linux On Linux Ubuntu using Wine and the Notepad++ can be installed from the Snap Store but it may not perform the way it performs on Windows as some of the features might be missing.

How to Use Notepad++ Linux on Linux Ubuntu-based Distros:

Notepad++ Linux is available on the Snap Store and can be used on Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04.1 LTS/16.04 using Wine. Here, we will see the detailed steps of installing this editor on Linux systems.

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The following are the commands used to install Notepad++ on Linux Ubuntu

$sudo apt-get install snapd
$sudo apt-get install wine-stable
$sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

How to Use? Paste and execute the above commands one by one.

Beginner’s Bay:

If you are not sure about how the above commands work then kindly refer the following detailed steps. This section will be really helpful for Beginners.

  • Open the Linux Terminal using CTRL +ALT +T.
  • Once the Terminal opens, Paste the following command and execute it. This command will install the snap package to your repository. You can ignore this step if the snap is already installed on your system.
$sudo apt-get install snapd

How to Use? Paste the above command and press Enter key.

Notepad++ Linux
Installing Snap
  • The Next step is to install the Wine on Linux Ubuntu Unity. Kindly follow the below command.
$sudo apt-get install wine-stable

How to Use? Paste the above command and press Enter key.

Notepad++ Linux
Installing Wine
  • Now, its time to install Notepad++ application on Linux Ubuntu Unity. The installation command as follows.
$sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

How to Use? Paste the above command and press Enter key.

Notepad++ Linux
Installing Notepad++
  • Kindly wait till the installation finishes. You can launch the Application from “All Applications“.

How to Download & Install Notepad++ Linux on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04-GUI Method:

One of the interesting things with Linux Ubuntu Unity 16.04/18.04 is the Ubuntu Software which is similar to an App Store. Using Ubuntu Software, you can install your favorite apps(Software) and games on Graphical User Interface itself. Kindly note that not all the apps will be available on Ubuntu Software.

  • Go to All Applications.
    Notepad++ Linux
    All Applications
  • Search and Locate Ubuntu Software and Open it.
    Notepad++ Linux
    Ubuntu Software
  • Click on the Search Symbol that is available on the Top of the Window.
    Notepad++ Linux
    Search Symbol
  • A Search bar will appear now. Search for Notepad++.
    Notepad++ Linux
    Search for Notepad++
  • Once you locate the application, Click on that and Choose Install.
    Notepad++ Linux
    Choose install
  • Kindly wait for the application to install.
    Notepad++ Linux
    Installing Notepad++ on Ubuntu
  • Once the installation is done, you can Launch Notepad++.
    Notepad++ Linux
    Launch the Application

Uninstall/Remove Notepad++ from Linux Ubuntu Unity 18.04/16.04:

To uninstall this application, the following command has to be used on the Terminal.

$sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus

The above command will uninstall the application from your Linux system.

Best Notepad++ Alternatives for Linux Distros- Top Text Editors:

  1. Notepadqq Text Editor
  2. Geany Text Editor
  3. Sublime Text Editor

Though there a lot of other Text Editors, The best Alternate for Notepad++ will be the above-listed text editors.

Notepadqq Text Editor:

Best Text Editors
Notepadqq Text Editor

Notepadqq Tops the list of Best Alternative of Notepad++ as it provides a similar interface of Notepad++ application. Notepadqq is a simple and an Open Source Text Editor which is quite faster compared to the other Editors. The following are the command to be used to install this editor on different Linux Distributions.

For Ubuntu using Snap:

$sudo snap install --classic notepadqq

For Ubuntu by Adding PPA:

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

$sudo apt-get update

$sudo apt-get install notepadqq

For Arch Linux:

$sudo pacman -S notepadqq

For OpenSUSE:

$sudo zypper in notepadqq

Geany Text Editor:

Best Text Editors
Geany Text Editor

Geany Editor is an interesting editor as it is more than a simple Text Editor. Geany comes with the basic features of the Integrated Development Environment. The latest version fo Geany Text Editor is 1.34.

For Ubuntu and Debian Distributions:

$apt-get install geany

For Fedora:

$yum install geany

For Gentoo Distros:

$emerge -av geany

For Arch Linux:

$pacman -S geany

Sublime Text Editor- Cross-Platform Text Editor:

Best Text Editors
Sublime Text Editor

The above editors are simple editors which perform the Basic Text Editing functions. On the other hand, Sublime Text Editor comes with a lot of loaded features which makes it to one of the Best Text Editors available for Linux system. Few of the Highlighted features of Sublime Text Editor is that Multiple Selections, Instant Project Switch, Split Editing, Go to Anything features, Command Palette and more.

Note: Sublime Text Editor for different Linux Distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, CentOS, Arch Linux, and more can be installed from Official Sublime Text.

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