How to Install Notepadqq on Linux Mint 18.3

To Install Notepadqq on Linux Mint 18.3

Notepad++ is a very common and popular text editor on Microsoft Windows. Although Notepad++ is open source and licensed under GPL, it uses pure Win32 API. So compiling it on Linux is very hard. Notepadqq is a free and open source alternative to Notepad++.  Today we’re going to look at how to install Notepadqq on Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Arch Linux


Installing Notepadqq

First, make sure you update the system by making use of the following command.

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                                                          
Ign:3 sylvia InRelease                                                                
Hit:4 sylvia Release                  
Get:5 xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Get:7 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]            
Get:8 xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Get:9 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [715 kB]
Get:10 xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [664 kB]
Get:11 xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [582 kB]
Get:12 xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [540 kB]
Fetched 2,807 kB in 5s (520 kB/s)  
Reading package lists... Done


And then, you need to add the necessary repository by making use of the following command.

linuxhelp user # add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
You are about to add the following PPA:
 Notepadqq text editor
 More info:
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.b0FecKh4RD/ --keyserver
gpg: requesting key 63DE9CD4 from hkp server
gpg: key 63DE9CD4: public key "Launchpad PPA for Notepadqq Team" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

And then again, you need to update your system by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                                                              
Ign:3 sylvia InRelease                                                                 
Get:4 xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                            
Hit:5 xenial-updates InRelease                               
Hit:6 xenial-security InRelease                             
Hit:7 xenial-backports InRelease                             
Hit:8 sylvia Release                      
Get:9 xenial/main Sources [812 B]
Get:11 xenial/main amd64 Packages [932 B]
Get:12 xenial/main i386 Packages [936 B]
Get:13 xenial/main Translation-en [424 B]
Fetched 20.6 kB in 2s (8,807 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

You shall now install Notepadqq by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get install notepadqq
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  notepadqq notepadqq-common
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 182 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,079 kB of archives.
After this operation, 5,809 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Unpacking notepadqq (1.2.0-1~xenial1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up notepadqq-common (1.2.0-1~xenial1) ...
Setting up notepadqq (1.2.0-1~xenial1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/notepadqq/ to provide /usr/bin/notepadqq (notepadqq) in auto mode

Notepadqq has been installed, you shall open it using your Linux Mint search field. 


Type Notepadqq on the search field. 


Click the icon that appears to open the application. 


Your Notepadqq application will appear on the screen. 


You can write content on Notepadqq.


Once done, you shall save the file. 


You can open the file after saving it. 

With this, the installation of Notepadqq on Linux Mint 18.3 comes to an end. 

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