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How To Install Pluma Text Editor on Linux Mint 21

Install Pluma Text Editor on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Pluma text editor on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Pluma is a small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the MATE environment. It fully utilizes the Unicode UTF-8 encoding for international characters, making it easy to work with diverse languages. Pluma is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an easy-to-use, general-purpose editor.

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 the Pluma text editor on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection.
  • 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 Pluma Text Editor on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

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
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Pluma Text Editor on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Pluma is available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Pluma to your Linux Mint system:

sudo apt install pluma

Step 3. Accessing Pluma text editor on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find Pluma in the Mint menu, in the Accessories section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install Pluma Text Editor on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pluma. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Pluma text editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Pluma website.

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