How to Install Notepad++ on Debian 10

Install Notepad++ on Debian 10

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and set up Notepad++ on Debian 10. 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.

Notepad++ is a free and open-source code editor. The tool offers a lot of features including syntax highlighting, code folding, autocompletion, autosave, guided indentation, line bookmarking, and split-screen editing, etc.

Notepad ++ features:
  • Syntax highlighting functions.
  • Makes running macros easier.
  • It integrates the PCRE function (Perl compatible regular expression) thanks to this function it is possible to replace or search for elements within the files.
  • It is possible to add bookmarks to the tabs.
  • Compatible with more than 50 modern programming languages.
  • Compatible with WYSIWYG.

Install Notepad++ on Debian 10

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Notepad++ on the Debian system.

  • Install Notepad++ Via Snap.

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. Run the following command below to install Snap:

sudo apt install snapd

Once upon, run the following command to install the Notepad++ on Debian:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

You will get the output something like below:

notepad-plus-plus 7.9.4 from Taqu Raza (mmtrt) installed

Step 3. Launch Notepad++ on Debian.

You can launch Notepad++ click on Application and type Notepad++ in the search box. You will see an icon for Notepad++, click on it to launch or run the command below in terminal


That’s all you need to do to install the Notepad++ on Debian 10 Buster. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the Notepad++ editor, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.