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 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                          
Ign:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease                                                                
Hit:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release                  
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]            
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [715 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [664 kB]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [582 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu 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: https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+archive/ubuntu/notepadqq
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.b0FecKh4RD/gpg.1.sh --keyserver
hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80
--recv-keys
63DE9CD4
gpg: requesting key 63DE9CD4 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
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 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                              
Ign:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease                                                                 
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                            
Hit:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                               
Hit:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                             
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                             
Hit:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release                      
Get:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial/main Sources [812 B]
Get:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [932 B]
Get:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [936 B]
Get:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu 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:
  notepadqq-common
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/notepadqq.sh to provide /usr/bin/notepadqq (notepadqq) in auto mode


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

 

Type Notepadqq on the search field. 
search

 

Click the icon that appears to open the application. 
aplication

 

Your Notepadqq application will appear on the screen. 
Notepadqq

 

You can write content on Notepadqq.
write

 

Once done, you shall save the file. 
save

 

You can open the file after saving it. 
file

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


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