Notepadqq: Notepad++ for Linux

Notepadqq has a simple goal – become a Notepad++ like programmers’ editor on Linux. As it is written using the Qt framework, it doesn’t have a problem with portability on platforms like Windows or Mac. Current capabilities include:

  • syntax highlighting for around 100 languages
  • code folding
  • colour schemes
  • file monitoring
  • multiple selection

As expected, the look and feel closely follows Notepad++. It asks for the Qt 5.3 libraries for all the features to work correctly but works with Qt 5.2 also.

To install Notepadqq on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq

If you want to install Qt 5.3:

//On 32-bit
$ wget http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/5.3/5.3.0/qt-opensource-linux-x86-5.3.0.run
$ chmod +x qt-opensource-linux-x86-5.3.0.run
$ sudo ./qt-opensource-linux-x86-5.3.0.run

//On 64-bit
$ wget http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/5.3/5.3.0/qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.3.0.run
$ chmod +x qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.3.0.run
$ sudo ./qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.3.0.run

Webpage: Notepadqq

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