We know the most popular text editor Notepad ++ used on the Windows operating system. Notepad ++ is also the best text editor for programmers, developers, writers, and researchers. Users who work with the Linux operating system environment like Ubunto, CentOS, Debian, etc. also want to use the Notepad ++ editor on their operating system. But unfortunately you can’t install it there without using emulators like Wine. To solve this problem, a clone text editor of Notepad ++ known as “Notepadqq” is available on Linux. Notepadqq is similar to Notepad ++, which supports the syntax of more than 100 different languages such as C, C ++, C #, PHP, HTML, Latex, and more. You can install various packages on notepadqq, or download code from GitHub or other source and run it from there, as needed.
There are many other text editors out there like Sublime, Atom, etc. on Linux, but if you want to work on specific applications and need all of its functionality on one platform, you have to try notepadqq. It offers programmers assistance in understanding the code.
Features of notepadqq
Notepadqq has the following features that are very similar to Notepad ++.
- It helps with syntax highlighting.
- Code folding means that you can hide and show code as needed.
- It supports line indentation. When you indent text, the next line indent is automatically predicted according to the pattern.
- It also supports file extensions. You can save a file with the program file extension.
- It provides an interface for switching tabs. You can open more than one tab with different program files.
- Users can find and replace specific words with regular expressions.
- You can enlarge and reduce the window text.
- You can change the case of uppercase letters to lowercase letters and lowercase letters to uppercase letters.
This article will show you how to install Notepadqq on the CentOS 8 Linux system and launch it from a terminal command. This article would also be helpful for developers who want to use similar functionality of notepad ++ on the Linux system. However, Notepadqq does not provide all of the functionality that we can do in Notepad ++.
Before you begin installing notepadqq, you will need to log on to Linux as an administrator so that you can install packages and software on it. It is assumed that the CentOS 8.0 and Yum command packages are already installed on your system.
There are the following steps when you start installing notepadqq on Linux CentOS 8.0.
Create a repository in the directory
Open a terminal window and use the yum command to create a repository in a different directory. Use this repository to install notepadqq. Use the following command to create a repository:
Download and install the Sea Develop repository
To install notepadqq you need to download the sea-devel repository and install it on your CentOS 8 Linux system. Run the following command to download the sea-devel repository. This repository is stored in yum.repos.d.
$ sudo wget https://sea.fedorapeople.org/sea-devel.repo
While you are downloading the repository, a text will appear on the terminal asking if it is okay [y/n]. You will press y to continue. Then further necessary packages are downloaded again.
Install notepad qq
After installing all the packages in the repository, install notepadqq. Run the following command to install notepadqq on CentOS 8.0.
$sudo yum install notepadqq
Start notepad qq
After successfully installing notepadqq, start notepadqq via the terminal. Enter the following on the terminal:
Notepadqq has started on your CentOS 8.0 system. Now you can work on it and customize it to suit your needs.
In this article, we have discussed the capabilities of notepadqq on a Linux system, which is a clone of the notepad ++ text editor. We learned how to install and start it on CentOS 8.0 with the terminal. I hope this tutorial guide will be helpful to you in the future. Try these commands on your Linux system and explore the other features of notepadqq.