How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we want to learn How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04. Xed is an open source and free simple GUI text editor application, such as gedit. You can consider this application as a good option for Gedit Text Editor. The Xed Text Editor is a lightweight and user-friendly.

Features of Xed Text Editor:

  • Automatically highlights syntax.
  • Print documents.
  • Use the tabs to edit many files at one time.
  • Able to edit / read UTF-8 encoding texts.
  • Automatically checks spelling mistakes.
  • You can edit remote files by using the xed text editor.
How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

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

Before starting the installation of Xed Text Editor we have to install official PPA repository for that. So to install the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/xapps
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
This PPA contains builds of X-Apps for Ubuntu. X-Apps are a bunch of GTK3 DE-agnostic applications that are not so tightly tied to a particular distribution/DE as their ancestors (forkees) might be, developed by the Linux Mint crew:
* pix (image management application based on gThumb)
* xed (text editor based on Pluma),
* xplayer (media player based on Totem),
* xviewer (image viewer based on Eye of GNOME), and
* xreader (document reader based on Atril)

When nothing goes horribly wrong, this PPA has the same packaging tempo and distribution series set as my Cinnamon PPA - the latest long-term (LTS) and short-term support (STS) releases, which currently means (only):
* Ubuntu 18.04, Bionic Beaver (bionic) [LTS].
More info: https://launchpad.net/~embrosyn/+archive/ubuntu/xapps
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

After installing the PPA repository, let us now use the command given below to allow the package and repository of Ubuntu 18.04 to be effective.

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
Hit:4 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexx2000/doublecmd/ubuntu bionic InRelease

After updating the package and repository, we are now ready to install Xed Text Editor package. So let’s go ahead and install it using the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install xed
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
doublecmd-common doublecmd-plugins gconf-service gconf-service-backend
gconf2-common libgconf-2-4 libqt5pas1 libqt5sql5 libqt5sql5-sqlite
libqt5websockets5 libqt5xmlpatterns5
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
hddtemp inxi libxapp1 net-tools xapps-common xed-common
The following NEW packages will be installed:
hddtemp inxi libxapp1 net-tools xapps-common xed xed-common
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 284 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,574 kB of archives.
After this operation, 13.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/xapps/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 xapps-common all 1.2.2-1~bionic0 [12.7 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/xapps/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libxapp1 amd64 1.2.2-1~bionic0 [15.5 kB]
Fetched 2,574 kB in 12s (208 kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package inxi.
(Reading database ... 192498 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../0-inxi_2.3.56-1_all.deb ...

As you can see above we have successfully installed Xed Text Editor Package. Now use the command given below to confirm that.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l xed
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 xed 1.8.3-1~bion amd64 Text editor

Now to open the application, simply type the command xed at the shell prompt. See the commands given below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ xed
How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

Xed Text Editor

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Xed Text Editor Shortcuts -1:-

How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

Xed Text Editor Shortcuts

Xed Text Editor Shortcuts -2:-

How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

Xed Text Editor Shortcuts

You can also open the xed text editor application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

Xed Text Editor

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How To Uninstall Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu 18.04?

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

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r xed
(Reading database ... 193034 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing xed (1.8.3-1~bionic0) ...
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 How to install Xed Text Editor 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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