How to Install Brackets on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Brackets on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Brackets on Ubuntu 20.04 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.

Brackets is a powerful text editor focused on web development and especially on the frontend. It is open source and has many features that make it indispensable for many. Brackets are built-in and for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.


  • Operating System with Ubuntu 20.04
  • Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
  • Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
  • PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
  • Powershell for Windows 10/11
  • Familiar with APT Commands

Install Brackets on Ubuntu 20.04

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. Install Brackets on the Ubuntu system.

  • Install Brackets editor via the PPA repository.

To install The Bracket Code Editor in this way, open the terminal and use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
sudo apt update
sudo apt install brackets
  • Install Brackets editor via Snap.

Run the following command to download and install Brackets:

sudo snap install brackets --classic
  • Install Brackets using the DEB package.

Go to the Brackets website and click on the download button. The website will automatically recognize your system and give you the required package:


Then, install the package using APT:

sudo apt install ./Brackets.Release.

Step 3. Launch Brackets code editor.

The Brackets program can be viewed in Applications and open Brackets by clicking on the icon.

That’s all you need to do to install Brackets on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Brackets editor, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.