In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Bluefish Editor is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web designers. It supports working with local and remote files, syntax highlighting, and a WYSIWYG interface. The software supports a variety of programming and markup languages. It is supported on various major operating systems including Linux, Solaris, macOS, and Windows.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Bluefish text editor for programming and web development on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now we add the PPA bluefish repository in your Ubuntu 20.04 system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish
Once is done, run the below command from the terminal to install it:
sudo apt update sudo apt install bluefish
Step 3. Accessing Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu.
Once the installation is complete you can launch bluefish editor from your desktop app launcher.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bluefish. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Bluefish code editor for programmers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Bluefish Editor website.