How to install Notepad ++

Installing or uninstalling Notepad ++ from Ubuntu is pretty easy!

Notepad ++ is a Snap package, so these instructions should work across many distributions. For example, you can use Snap with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, and Fedora.

Snap likes to bundle the dependencies and config. This idea of bundling dependencies simplifies the installs to a single, standard command. If you need to, see the installing snap for info on installing it.

Notepad ++ is actually a Windows app developed in C++. Snap will automatically install Notepad ++ as well as Wine to enable it to run on Linux platforms.

To install Notepad ++, enter the following in the terminal window:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

To uninstall Notepad ++, entering the following in your terminal window:

sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus 

Why install Notepad ++?

Well! Notepad ++ is a free and open-source tool, and it has become infamous!

It supports many programming languages, from ActionScript, ASP, and Assembly as the way to my favorite PHP and finally reaching XML and, of course, YAML.

Notepad ++ supports numerous plugins too! I use the XML plugin tool quite extensively on my Windows PC.

Notepad ++ Features

Notepad ++ supports the following features that make it worthy of installing:

  • Line bookmarking
  • Macros
  • Auto-save
  • Find and replace text with regular expressions
  • Plugins
  • MD5 generator
  • And so much more!

Tried Notepad ++, and don’t like it?

Some developers prefer to use Sublime or Atom. Sublime is a paid editor, while Atom is web-based and supports collaboration.

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