How to Install Notepad++ On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

There are a good number of text editors available for Linux OS, ideally, no need to install Notepad++ on Linux. But you recently migrated to Linux and want to check Notepad++ then go ahead and read this article.

There is no native installation available for Ubuntu, so you need to use a snap created by one of the users. There is a wine-based Notepad++ snap package available. One of the main advantages of the snap package is you can install it on any Linux Distros like Debian, Mint, CentOS, OpenSuse, Arc, and others which supports snap.

Install Notepad++ On Ubuntu Linux

Login to Ubuntu and open the terminal and run the below command install Notepad++. Make sure you have sudo access.

Installation Steps,

1. First, let’s search the snap repository and see if Notepad++ is available.

sudo snap find notepad-plus-plus

Name                     Version    Publisher  Notes  Summary
notepad-plus-plusminple  7.6        minple     -      notepad-plus-plus is a free source code editor.
notepad-plus-plus        7.6.6      mmtrt      -      Notepad-Plus-Plus is a free source code editor.
wine-platform            3.0.4-4.6  mmtrt      -      wine platform snap that provides WINE base for win application snaps

We are interested in the package published by mmtrt. Check GITHUB

2. Next, run the below command to install this snap as shown below.

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus
notepad-plus-plus 7.6.6 from Taqi Raza (mmtrt) installed

3. Post-installation type notepad-plus-plus on command prompt to launch it.

notepad-plus-plus

When you start the first time you get the below message wine configuration is being edited.

wine configuration update

This is how it looks.

Notepad++ Window

It worked fine for me. But if you face any issue run below command as per snapcraft forum.

This snap uses the wine-i386 with notepad-plus-plus portable

Mandatory Plug

sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:process-control

Optional Plugs

sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:removable-media
sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:hardware-observe
sudo snap connect notepad-plus-plus:cups-control

Use snap info command to check current version and information about this snap.

snap info notepad-plus-plus
name:      notepad-plus-plus
summary:   Notepad-Plus-Plus is a free source code editor.
publisher: Taqi Raza (mmtrt)
contact:   https://github.com/mmtrt/notepad-plus-plus/wiki
license:   unset
description: |
  Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, notepad-plus-plus is written in C++ and uses
  pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By
  optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, notepad-plus-plus is
  trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can
  throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
commands:
  - notepad-plus-plus
snap-id:      155ZvKiCILXt4S5Ro8YZmzKHgNPPedVj
tracking:     stable
refresh-date: today at 14:50 IST
channels:
  stable:    7.6.6 2019-04-04 (202) 3MB -
  candidate: ^                          
  beta:      ^                          
  edge:      7.6.6 2019-04-04 (202) 3MB -
installed:   7.6.6            (202) 3MB -

Update Notepad++

snaps are updated in the background. You can run snap refresh command to update.

sudo snap refresh notepad-plus-plus
snap "notepad-plus-plus" has no updates available

Remove notepad++

Run snap remove command to remove Notepad++ From Unbutu.

sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus

Summary

Notepad++ is a very nice editor.  So go ahead and Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu and enjoy coding on Linux.

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