This article describes steps one can take to install Notepad++ in Ubuntu Linux.
Notepad++ is a free, simple, powerful code editor on Windows and Mac OS systems. For a while now, there has been an alternative to Notepad++ called Notepadqq for Linux systems, including Ubuntu. Notepadqq is not a bad editor, but probably not as feature-rich as Notepad++.
One thing to note is that the open-source version of Notepad++ uses the wine-i386 with Notepad++ portable and Win32 API to get it working on Linux. Therefore, this version may not be as stable as those on Windows and Mac systems.
If you’re from a Windows and Mac OS world and want to install your favorite code editor on Ubuntu, then the steps below are a great place to start.
If Snap isn’t available on your system, you must install it before installing Notepad++. Snap is a powerful package management system for Linux users. It is probably the best and easiest way to install packages on Linux machines, including Ubuntu.
To install Snap, run the commands below
sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open
Now that Snap is installed, run the commands below to install Notepad++ on Ubuntu.
To install Notepad++, run the commands below.
sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus
You should see a message like the one below when the package is installed.
notepad-plus-plus 7.5.6 from ‘mmtrt’ installed
After installing the package, run the commands below to install a mandatory plugin.
sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:process-control
And optional plugins below should probably be installed as well.
sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:removable-media sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:hardware-observe sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:cups-control
Next, go to your Activities Overview and search for, then launch Notepad++
This is how to get Notepad++ installed on Ubuntu systems.
This post showed you how to install Notepad++ in Ubuntu Linux. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.