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 is 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 of 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.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Snapd.
Snap is a powerful package management system for Linux users. Run the below command first to install snap in your system:
sudo apt install snapd
Step 3. Installing Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04.
Run the following command to install Notepad++:
sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus
Step 4. Accessing Notepad++.
Once the installation 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.