If you are coming from a Windows desktop and looking for a way to install Notepad++ on your new Linux desktop then you are in luck. You actually have 2 options available for you, one of them is to install Wine (to run Windows applications inside Linux), the other is to install Notepadqq which is a Notepad++ clone that runs natively in Linux (no wine required).
Method 1: Install Wine And Notepad++
If you are going to use this method then you will not only be able to download and run the Windows version of Notepad++, but you will also be able to run other Windows applications as-well. This is great if you are new to Linux or reliant on Windows software that may not have an opensource counterpart.
So let’s get started by installing Wine, please use one of the following commands based on which distribution you are running.
Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint
sudo apt-get install wine -y
Cent OS / Fedora
sudo yum install wine -y
After you have installed Wine, you can simply visit the official Notepad++ website and download the latest release. Installation will work the same as Windows, simply double click the icon and enjoy.
Method 2: Install Notepadqq
If you don’t want to install Wine on your system then feel free to use Notepadqq instead. Notepadqq is pretty much an exact clone of Notepad++ (minus a few small features). You can install Notepadqq by running the following commands based on your Linux distribution. For more information about Notepadqq please visit their official website.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install notepadqq
sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/sea-devel.repo http://sea.fedorapeople.org/sea-devel.repo sudo yum install notepadqq
After installing Notepadqq you can launch it and you should be greeted with a familiar screen similar to the one above.
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