How To Install Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 20.04

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.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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