How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++

In this article, we will learn How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++. Notepadqq is an open source text editor for Linux operating systems and is a good choice for popular text editors Notepad ++. This is a lightweight and powerful app designed specifically for developers. You can get the source code from Github Notepad (Optional of Notepad++) and customize it as you want. This application is available for almost all Linux distributions and supports 100+ languages.

How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 - A Alternative to Notepad++

How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++

Follow the below steps to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++:

Before starting the installation of Notepadqq text editor we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Notepadqq text editor.

#### WARNING: ####
Please use the snap package instead. It is more up to date.

snap install --classic notepadqq

--------------------------------------------
Notepadqq is looking for Debian maintainers!
--------------------------------------------
More info: https://launchpad.net/~notepadqq-team/+archive/ubuntu/notepadqq
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

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
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease 
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] 
Hit:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release 
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using below command to take effect.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
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
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease 
Hit:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release 
Hit:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease 
Hit:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

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

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 208 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,742 kB of archives.
After this operation, 12.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 notepadqq-common all 1.4.4-1~bionic1 [2,320 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 notepadqq amd64 1.4.4-1~bionic1 [422 kB]
Fetched 2,742 kB in 11s (257 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package notepadqq-common.
(Reading database ... 189825 files and directories currently installed.)

As you can see above the Notepadqq Text Editor package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l notepadqq
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 notepadqq 1.4.4-1~bionic1 amd64 Notepad++-like editor for Linux

Also Read – How to install Xournal Note Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04- The Best Note Taking App For Linux

Now to open the application just type the command notepadqq on shell prompt. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ notepadqq
How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++

Notepadqq Text Editor

You can also open the Notepadqq Text Editor graphically using Search your Ubuntu Application box. Refer the snapshot below.

How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++

Notepadqq Text Editor Application

Also Read – How to install Tusk Evernote Client App in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Note Taking App For Ubuntu Linux

How To Uninstall Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04?

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

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r notepadqq
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
(Reading database ... 191933 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing notepadqq (1.4.4-1~bionic1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained the How to install Notepadqq Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Alternative to Notepad++. 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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