In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kate Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The Kate Text Editor is an open-source and free text editor application that stands for KDE Advanced Text Editor. Kate lets you edit and view many files at the same time, both in tabs and split views, and comes with a wide variety of plugins, including an embedded terminal that lets you launch console commands directly from Kate. Kate editor is a cross-platform application available for Linux, macOS & Microsoft Windows, It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
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 Kate’s text editor 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 Kate 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 Kate Editor on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Kate Editor from the default Ubuntu repository.
By default, Kate Editor is available Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Kate Editor:
sudo apt install kate
- Install Kate Editor using Snap.
Run the following command below to install Snap packages manager to your Ubuntu:
sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
To install kate, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install kate --classic
Verify Kate editor installation:
Step 3. Accessing Kate Editor on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, now go to Applications and you will find the Kate icon, click on it to run or you can access its terminal by executing the command below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kate. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Kate Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kate website.