What are the alternatives to Notepad++ on Ubuntu?

Hi all,

I use Elementary Luna OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and love it; however I am doing a lot of web design again now. I have always previously used Linux for normal use and windows for my work on the side.

I used to use Windows, and used Notepad++. On NP++ when you click on a div, it will highlight that div and also highlight the end that corresponds to it. It is very useful as when people want me to update a site built by someone else, often the code is messy, so it's great to be able to just click on the div, see where it links to and just delete that whole section without having to count up the div tags in between that section to ensure i'm not leaving a div un-closed.


Have uploaded a screeny to show what I mean. Does anyone know of anything in Linux that can offer this? Am looking for an easy to use editor, and am currently using Scite which is great other than it not having this feature.

Thanks, and I have looked...

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I have used NP++ under wine (some time ago, because I am not using Linux at the moment) and as I remember, it worked pretty well except that the file open dialog was very messy to use because it understood things in terms of the Windows layout, and also didn’t supply a modern open file dialog (probably a Wine limitation).

I wonder if NPP could recognise that it was running under Wine and just do something to improve this behaviour (and the problem that Noitidart reported above). With that, it might not be necessary to have a separate version.

I guess the question is whether there are ways to invoke some native Linux code from within a program running under...

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No doubt that notepad ++ is a fabulous application for programming and general text editing, it’s os one of the best known text editor. But, sometimes an administrator or an programmer required a text editor with more rich features which can not be fulfilled by ordinary text editor, there are many text editors/IDE which can be used in place of notepad++, in this lesson we will discuss 10 alternative to notepad++ in Linux.

1.Vim Editor

The most famous and commonly used text editor and a ideal text editing tool for Linux configuration file editing, HTML coding or some another plain text editing tasks, although very simple to use but required few skills to operate this editor, it comes with command line shortcuts which enable Vim to perform fast. In Red Hat family derivatives it comes as builtin tool, but you need to install it in Ubuntu of Mint Linux.

Official website: http://www.vim.org/

Install vim editor with Ubuntu...

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Among the plethora of options available on Microsoft’s Windows OS, Notepad++ is arguably one of the most popular text and source code editors. However, sadly, it’s not available on Linux, making the life of those who are used to this editor and are switching from Windows to Linux a bit more difficult.

If you’ve just switched to Linux and are looking for a Notepad++ alternative, you’ll be glad to know that one exists called Notepadqq. What’s more, its user interface as well as feature set are also similar (if not exact) to Notepad++. In this article we will discuss how to install and use Notepadqq.

Note: all the instructions and commands mentioned in this article have been tested on Ubuntu 14.04.

Notepadqq officially claims to be a Notepad++-like editor for the Linux desktop. It’s an open-source, general purpose editor that is aimed at both end-users as well as developers. Some of the features it provides include syntax highlighting (for more than 100 different...

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How to install Notepad++ (Notepad plus plus) Text Editor in Linux Ubuntu system. Install Notepadqq (Notepad++ like Text Editor) in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.

By default, the Notepad++ is only available for Windows. Luckily, you can install Notepadqq, Notepad++ alternative for Linux Ubuntu. Let us learn how to intall and use Notepad++ alternative in Linux Ubuntu system.

Install Notepadqq in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

You can install Notepadqq for Ubuntu and Ubuntu based Linux derivatives such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS, PinguyOS. Follow the steps given below to install Notepadqq via PPA. Open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install notepadqq

Install Notepadqq in other Linux distros

Apart from Debian packages, Notepadqq also have packages for:

Arch Linux

You can install different versions of...

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Do you miss Notepadd++ which is only available for Microsoft Windows? Here is an alternative for you called "Notepadqq" released under GPL (GNU General Public License) Version 3. Notepadqq is a Notepad++-like editor for the Linux desktop. It helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for more than 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more. You can search text using the power of regular expressions. You can organize documents side by side. You can use real-time highlighting to find near identifiers in no time. It has support for multiple programming languages, multiple encodings and plugin support.

How To Install?

>> Notepadqq for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/15.04 Vivid/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 17.x/17/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Notepadqq via official PPA in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and...
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Notepad++ undoubtedly is one of the most amazing application software that supports a wide range of languages to make it easier for the user to program in multiple languages using a single tool. It uses STL and Win32 API ensuring smaller program size and a higher execution speed.

Besides being a feature-rich, interactive text editor, it is focused on delivering the best of a text editor at low CPU power which helps to maintain a greener environment. There is no doubt at all that it is really an amazing text editor compatible for several languages.

However, in some cases such as operating Linux systems, you may need another text editor that can help you get the tasks done easily. Don’t worry if you don’t know any reliable alternative as I have handpicked some of the feature rich text editors that you can use to replace Notepad++ easily. Scroll down to have a look at the given alternatives to Notepad++.


Gedit is one of the most amazing,...

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Notepadqq is a free, open source, and Notepad++-like text editor for the Linux desktop. It’s written in C++ and works on Qt5.

Notepadqq helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for more than 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more.

You can search text using the power of regular expressions. You can organize documents side by side. You can use real-time highlighting to find near identifiers in no time.

Install Notepadqq in Ubuntu:

Notepadqq team provides an official PPA repository for all current Ubuntu releases (e.g., Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10) and their derivatives such as Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS Freya.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

2. After that, refresh system package cache and...

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As we know Notepad++ is the most commonly used text editor or source code editor in Microsoft windows operating system. In Ubuntu Linux ‘notepadqq’ is the alternate of notepad++. In other words we can say that notepadqq is Notepad++ for Ubuntu Linux.

In this article we will demonstrate how to install ‘notepadqq‘ in Ubuntu Linux.

Steps to Install notepadqq on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS

Step:1 Add Ubuntu PPA Repository

‘notpadqq‘ package is not available in the default Ubuntu repository, we will add Ubuntu PPA repository using below command.

linuxtechi@cloud:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

Step:2 Refresh the Repositories using below apt-get command.

linuxtechi@cloud:~$ sudo apt-get update

Step:3 Install notepaddqq Debian package

Now we can install notepadqq package either from command line using apt-get command or from Synaptic Package Manager.

Installing notepaddqq from the...

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Nov 3 2011 note: let me save you time, I wrote this post in August 2011, IMHO Geany is the closest, feature-wise, to Notepad++ on Linux. If you want other alternatives you can read the original post…

As I write software for a living, I do a lot of text editing as well and for that I’ve been using Notepad++. It’s an excellent piece of software which, if I were to choose only 3 software apps to have as a developer, Notepad++ would be one of them (the 2 others would be Netbeans and SecureCRT). Having moved to using Fedora 15 recently, naturally I was hoping Notepad++ would have a linux version, but such is not the case. Notepad++ under Wine turned out to be practically unusable.

I’ve tried two alternatives: gedit and Bluefish. Both can do the job reasonably well though I’d rate Bluefish as the better of the two, however, both are neither Notepad++. When I checked the Notepad++ site again (who knows? they might have released a linux version in the week since I last...

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Notepad++ is my favorite text editor in Windows at work. At home, I use desktop Linux and I miss Notepad++. I do not know why even after several years Notepad++ has not come up with its Linux client. So what if it is not available for Linux, we can always have some worthy alternatives to Notepad++ for Linux. I have compiled a list of seven best text editor that you could use in place of Notepad++ in your favorite Linux distribution, be it Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora or any other Linux distribution.

Before we check out this list of Notepad++ alternatives, let’s first see what are we looking for in a text editor. I say the basic features should be lightweight, syntax highlighting, auto-competition, appealing GUI, multi language support, macros, regex search and a good number of additional plugins. All the text editors listed here are chosen based on these criteria. Without further ado, let’s have a look at Notepad++ Linux alternatives.

Best Notepad++...

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Looking for Notepad++ in Linux? Unfortunately, Notepad++ is available for Windows platform only. At work, where I have to use Windows, Notepad++ is my favorite text editor. And at times I miss Notepad++ in Ubuntu.

Notepadqq: Notepad++ alternative for Linux

I know there are plenty of text editors that can be used as Notepad++ alternative in Linux such as SciTE . Some are even better even it comes to code handling such as the upcoming Atom editor from Github. But if you get used to of a certain application, you would want the same on all the platforms.

And this is where Notepadqq comes in picture. It is a look alike of Notepad++ which almost same features. If you are a Notepad++ fan, I would suggest to give Notepadqq a try. Here is a screenshot from Notepadqq developer:

Install Notepadqq in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

For Ubuntu and Ubuntu based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS, PinguyOS there is a PPA available...

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Notepad++ is my favourite text editor in Windows (Yes, I do use Windows, at work). The awesomeness of Notepad++ forced me to look forward for replacing Gedit, Ubuntu’s default text editor, with Notepad++. But alas! The Linux version of Notepad++ was no where to found. And this is when I found SciTE. First of all, the title of the article is misleading, to an extent. Why you ask? Because Scintilla Text Editor (SciTE) is not the counterpart of Notepad++ for Linux but they are distant cousins in the sense that both of these use Scintilla Editor Component.

SciTE vs Notepad++:

Though based on same editing component, Notepad++ and SciTE differs in a lot of ways. Without going in too much of details, lets discuss the main pros and cons for both of them.

Notepad++ is a good looking, has better interface and comes with lots of plugins enabled by default. That makes it ideal for a beginner/average user. Installer files are available for Windows which makes it easy to...

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Using Notepad++ v6.6.9, I've installed the aforementioned Tortoise SVN plugin v. 2.195, but there are two very useful additions to the information provided to be able to make proper use of this plugin:

If getting the error "Can't locate SVN information", you might need to update where it finds the TortoiseProc.exe-file. To update this goto Plugins > Tortoise SVN > TSVN - Open config file and update the file location to where you have this located in your installation. (Note that you might fiddle a little bit to be able to write to this file if you are not the administrator) Secondly to get the project/solution commands working you need to update where to find the solution root, and this can be done like this: Open the Plugins > SolutionHubUI > SolutionHubUI - Show Name your new solution, i.e. "My solution", and possibly fill in the solution dir Add an attribute where key is svn_root_dir, and the value is your base svn folder (i.e. without the .svn-part) Hit Save solution,...
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Try a regular expression replace of (good)|(great)|(fine) with (?1bad)(?2worse)(?3not).

The search looks for either of three alternatives separated by the |. Each alternative has ist own capture brackets. The replace uses the conditional form ?Ntrue-expression:false-expression where N is decimal digit, the clause checks whether capture expression N matches.

Tested in Notepad++ 6.3


You can find good documentation, about the new PRCE Regular Expressions, used by N++, since the 6.0 version, at the TWO addresses below :



The FIRST one concerns the syntax of regular expressions in SEARCH

The SECOND one concerns the syntax of regular expressions in REPLACEMENT

And, if you can understand "written French", I made a tutorial...

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The information in this post will benefit anyone looking to understand how to use Notepad++ extended search mode and regular expressions.

Notepad++ is an excellent text editor and replacement to Microsoft's notepad.exe.

Since the release of version 4.9, the Notepad++ Find and Replace commands have been updated. It now has a new Extended search mode that allows you to search for tabs(\t), newline(\r\n), and a character by its value (\o, \x, \b, \d, \t, \n, \r and \\). Unfortunately, the Notepad++ documentation is lacking in its description of these new capabilities. These slides by Anjesh Tuladhar on regular expressions in Notepad++ is very useful.

One of the major disadvantages of using regular expressions in Notepad++ was that it did not handle the newline character well — especially in Replace. Now, we can use Extended search mode to make up for this shortcoming. Together, Extended and Regular Expression search modes give you the power to search, replace and...

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