How To Install Notepad++ on Debian 10

Install Notepad++ on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Notepad++ on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Notepad++ is one of the most popular text editors on Windows. Sadly, the developers have no plans to write a native, Linux version of the Notepad++ app. Fortunately, thanks to tools like Snap packages, getting the Windows release of Notepad++ working on Linux is easier than ever.

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 through the step-by-step installation of the Notepad++ open-source code editor on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • 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 Notepad++ on Debian 10 Buster

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

Step 2. Installing Notepad++ on Debian 10.

Now run the following command to install the Notepad++ using Snap-on the Debian system:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

Step 3. Accessing Notepad++ on Debian.

Once successfully installed, you can launch Notepad++ click on Application, and type Notepad++ in the search box. You will see an icon for Notepad++, click on it to launch. If you are familiar with the command line you can open it by typing notepad-plus-plus on your terminal:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Notepad++. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Notepad++ open-source code editor on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Notepad++ website.

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