Few text editors are known and loved as Notepad++. And in this post, I’ll show you how to install Notepad++ using Linux Mint as an example. Notepad++ is a free, open source code editor created for Windows and written in C++. It is famous for its small app size and stellar performance, but it lacks a built-in build for Linux.
The popularity of this Notepad++ editor among developers has led to the creation of many clones in Linux, such as Notepadqq, as well as a set of other open source text editors directly inspired by it.
Although applications such as Gedit, VSCode, Sublime Text 3, and others are available on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and other Linux distributions, many people (perhaps including you) prefer to use what they have known for a long time, i.e. Notepad++.
Notepad++ features include:
- Tabbed interface for working with multiple files
- Syntax highlighting and collapsing
- Text search / replace
- Configurable graphical interface
- Automatic word completion
- And much, much more.
Currently, you can install Notepad++ as a snap package build. For example, in KDE Neon, I saw the ability to install from the standard application Manager. It already has a snap build by default. But I’ll show you how to install Linux Mint.
Installation ino Linux Mint:
Perhaps in the near future there will be a Flatpack version, then by default there will be such programs in Linux Mint, but not yet, and first we will add the ability to install the snap package, skip the first step if you have already installed snapd.
After starting Notepad++, the first launch may take some time, but as soon as it is ready, the program will be ready to work and no additional settings are required.
Here are some of my screenshots:
Fans of working in Notepad++ can easily work in Linux systems.
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