In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. For a while now there has been an alternative to Notepad++ called Notepadqq for Linux systems, including Ubuntu. Notepadqq is not a bad editor, but probably not as feature-rich as Notepad++.
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 an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- 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).
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 Notepad++ on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Snapd.
Snap is a powerful package management system for Linux users, it probably the best and easiest way to install packages on a Linux machines. To install Snap, run the commands below:
apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open
Step 3. Installing Notepad++ on Ubuntu.
To install Notepad++ run the commands below:
snap install notepad-plus-plus
Once installing the package, run the commands below to install a mandatory plugin:
snap connect notepad-plus-plus:process-control
And optional plugins below should probably be installed as well:
snap connect notepad-plus-plus:removable-media snap connect notepad-plus-plus:hardware-observe snap connect notepad-plus-plus:cups-control
Finally steps, next go to your Activities Overview and search for, the launch Notepad++.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Notepad++. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Notepad++ on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Notepad++ website.