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How To Install Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21

Install Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, The KDE Advanced Text Editor a.k.a Kate is a powerful text editor that supports Syntax highlighting for a wide range of programming languages. With a built-in terminal, syntax highlighting, and tabbed sidebar, it performs as a lightweight but capable development environment. Kate’s many tools, plugins, and scripts make it highly customizable.

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 a Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Kate Editor is available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable of Kate Text Editor to your Linux Mint system:

sudo apt install kate

Step 3. Accessing Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find Kate Editor in the Mint menu, in the Accessories section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install Kate Text Editor on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kate. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Kate Text Editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kate website.

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