How to Install Geany on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Geany on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Geany on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Geany is a lightweight, free, cross platform text editor and Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It is GTK+ based and has abundance of features. The design goal of this tool is to provide a fast and stable text editor. It is widely used by normal desktop users and programmers to write their code. It supports large number of modern programming languages and works flawlessly on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Free BSD and solaris operating systems.

Install Geany on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Geany on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Run the following command to configure Geany PPA on Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa
sudo apt update

Then, install Geany on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install geany geany-plugins-common

Step 3. Launch Geany.

To start Geany go to dashboard home search box and type “Geany”, click the Geany launcher icon:

Install Geany on Ubuntu 18.04

That’s all you need to do to install Geany text editor on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.