Installing Notepad++

I really want to run Notepad++ on my Mint machine without bothering with Wine… I see that there’s a way to run it using something called Snaps. Easily Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu and other Linux Distros Has anyone done this and if so, how does it run for you?

Hey @pintsize!
Mint can utilize snaps, but its developers don’t like this type of installation approach, hence they have it disabled for their distribution. However, if you want to enable it, you can follow the terminal method below:

sudo mv /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref ~/Documents/nosnap.backup
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

After that, you’ll need to restart your system. Once you login, open up a terminal and execute:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

This will install the native Linux version of Notepad++.

You can install the notepadqq, which is an alternate version of Notepad++ (see screenshot below from my KDE):

My personal favorite is Kate.

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Kate is an excellent text editor.

If you’re coming from the Windows world and want a Notepad++ equivalent on Linux, try Notepadqq. It does everything that Notepad++ does and then some. It is also a very good txt editor.

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