How to install jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04. jEdit is a Java programming text editor application that is mainly developed for software developers. The main developer of this application, Slava Pestov, was initially released in 1998 using Java programming language and under the license of GNU GPLV2. Edit Free Text Editor is a nice lightweight and user-friendly application. jEdit Text Editor is a cross-platform application comes for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS. jEdit Text Editor application can be used to coding multiple programming languages i.e. HTML, Java, XML, CSS.etc.

How to install jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of jEdit Text Editor application, update the package and repository of Ubuntu 18.04 using the command given below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release

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Now we are ready to install jEdit Text Editor application package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install jedit
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-34-generic
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-45-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-34-generic
gsfonts-x11 oracle-java8-set-default
The following NEW packages will be installed:
java-wrappers jedit
The following packages will be upgraded:
oracle-java8-installer
1 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 119 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 2,390 kB of archives.
After this operation, 11.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 oracle-java8-installer all 8u201-1~webupd8~1 [32.5 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 java-wrappers all 0.3 [9,560 B]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the jEdit Text Editor application package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l jedit
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii jedit 5.5.0+dfsg-1 all Plugin-based editor for programme

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Now to open the jEdit Text Editor application just type the command jedit on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ jedit
How to install jEdit Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

jEdit Text Editor Application

You can also open the jEdit Text Editor application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Applications box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install jEdit Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

jEdit Text Editor Application

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How To Uninstall jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like jEdit Text Editor Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r jedit
(Reading database ... 196388 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing jedit (5.5.0+dfsg-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install jEdit Text Editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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