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How To Install Notepad++ on Linux Mint 19

Install Notepad++ on Linux Mint 19

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Notepad++ on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, Notepad++ is one of the most popular free and open-source source code editors. It is a favorite of many software developers and system administrators.  Notepad++ is only developed for the Windows Platform by its developers but today it is also available for Linux Mint through a snap package.

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 Notepad++ on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
  • 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 Notepad++ on Linux Mint 19

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 Snap.

Before we install Notepad++ we should install Snappy package manager:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Step 3. Installing Notepad++ on Linux Mint 19.

Run the following command in the Linux Mint terminal to install Notepad++:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

Verify the installation and check Notepad++:

notepad-plus-plus --version

Step 4. Accessing Notepad++ on Linux Mint 19.

Finally steps, next go to your Activities Overview and search for, the launch Notepad++ or you can run the following command in the terminal:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Notepad++. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Notepad++ in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Notepad++ 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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