How to Install Notepad++ Editor on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Notepad++ Editor on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Notepad++ Editor 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.

Notepad++ is a Best Programming Text Editor and as well as a Source Code Editor which was developed for the Windows Platform and is more famous among Windows users. It provides a simplified speed typing interface with a lot of features such as Syntax Highlighting, Brace Matching, AutoComplete, Color Codes, and a lot more features. Source Code Editors also make it very easy to run Compilers, debuggers, and more.

Install Notepad++ Editor 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. Enable Snap on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

Run the following command below to enable it:

sudo apt install snapd

Step 3. Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu system.

We use snap package manager to install Notepad++, which also install all the required dependency for running it on the Ubuntu system:

sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

Verify the installation and check the Notepad++ version by typing the following command in the terminal:

notepad-plus-plus --version

Step 4. Accessing Notepad++ on Ubuntu.

When the installation is completed, you can launch the application from the Ubuntu Dash menu. Alternatively, you can type the following command in the terminal to launch the app:


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