How to Install Notepad++ on CentOS

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How to Install Notepad++ on CentOS





Notepad++ is an open-source programming utility originally designed for Windows. Notepad++ is an upgraded version of Notepad, making source code editing easier. The “++” symbol refers to the increment operator used in programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and JavaScript. Whenever you want to make significant changes to a text document, Notepad++ will be your best bet. It is an excellent platform for coding with Notepad++. Notepad++ supports more languages, has more tabbed documents, and does so much more than Notepad. This tutorial will guide you through the steps to install Notepad++ on CentOS





Step 1: Configure VPSie cloud server



  1. Sign in to your system or register a newly created one by logging in to your VPSie account. 
  2. Connect by SSH using the credentials we emailed you.
  3. Once you have logged into your RedHat instance and update your system.




Check if the box needs any updates,



# sudo yum updateinfo



Run the command if it is available,



# sudo dnf update
Step 2: Install Notepad++

The Notepad++ editor was written in C++ and is built for Windows. Linux does not yet have a native version of Notepad++. Therefore, we will install Notepad++ via the snap package. In a Unix-like environment, WINE is used to support Windows applications. Similarly, Notepad++ relies on WINE.

Install Notepad++ by running the following command,

# sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus
To Launch Notepad++

Notepad++ can be launched by clicking on the Application menu and typing Notepad++ into the search box. Click on the Notepad++ icon to launch the program. You can open notepad-plus-plus by typing notepad-plus-plus into your terminal if you are familiar with the command line.  
# notepad-plus-plus

Step 4: Uninstall Notepad++

You can run the command below,

# sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus

We have successfully installed Notepad++ on your computer. Hopefully, you have found this article useful and gained some useful information from it. Thank you for reading.

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