How To Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. It is very user friendly, supports multiple programming languages (syntax highlighting, etc), and has a very low memory footprint. Notepad++ is only developed for Windows Platform by its developers but today it also available for Ubuntu 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 through the step by step installation Notepad++ on an 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.

Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Snapd.

Snap is a powerful package management system for Linux users. Run below command first to install snap in your system:

Step 3. Installing Notepad++ on Ubuntu  20.04.

Run the following command to install Notepad++:

Step 4. Accessing Notepad++.

Once the install is successful, go ahead and open Notepad++ from the Applications grid (or another app launcher/menu). The notepad app may take a few seconds to load, but once it’s up, it’s ready to go or copy and paste the below-mentioned command on your Terminal:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Notepad++. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Notepad++ on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Notepad++ website.

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