Notepad++ is one of the most used application by Windows users. It’s most advanced version of notepad which includes a large number of options. In this guide, we will show you how to install Notepad++ on CentOS 8.
Generally, the Linux users would like to use the command line editors such as nano and vim. But if you are not familiar with command line editor then GUI based Notepad++ editor is best choice.
You should logged in as root or user account having the sudo privileges.
Install Notepad++ on CentOS
Basically, the Notepad++ editor is built for Windows and written in C++. Currently a native version of Notepad++ is not available for Linux. So we will install the Notepad++ via
Installing unsupported applications on a Linux system will always be a bit hacky, but using the Snap package manager to install Notepad++ is definitely the easiest way to get it up and running.
Step 1 – Install Notepad++
The WINE platform provides compatibility for the Windows application on Unix-like operating systems. Notepad++ is also relied on the WINE platform.
Here, we will use the snap package manager to install Notepad++. It will also install all the required dependency packages.
You would run the following command to install the Notepad++ on CentOS:
sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus
You will get the output something like below:
notepad-plus-plus 7.8.6 from Taqu Raza (mmtrt) installed
Step 3 – Launch Notepad++
You can launch Notepad++ click on Application and type Notepad++ in search box. You will see an icon for Notepad++, click on it to launch. If you are familiar with command line you can open by typing
notepad-plus-plus on your terminal.
Step 4 – Uninstall Notepad++
Due to any reasons you want to uninstall the Notepad++ from your systems, you can remove snap package anytime. You would run the below command:
sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus
I hope you have successfully learned how to install Notepad++ on CentOS 8 system using snap package manager.
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