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How to Install Bluefish Editor on Raspberry Pi OS

Bluefish is an open-source advanced text editor that provides users with various tools for programming and developing websites. It supports multiple programming languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and so on. Since it supports ARM-based architectures, you can easily install this application on Raspberry Pi.

In this guide, we will show you how to install the Bluefish text editor on your Raspberry Pi OS.

How to Install Bluefish on Raspberry Pi

Bluefish is a lightweight application and included in the official Raspberry Pi source list, making it easy for the users to download this application.

To install Bluefish on Raspberry Pi OS, open your Raspberry Pi terminal and follow the below-given steps:

Step 1: Update Current Packages on Raspberry Pi

Initially, you must need to ensure your current packages installed on your Raspberry Pi are up to date and you can do this by executing the following command:

$ sudo apt update -y

Step 2: Upgrade Current Packages on Raspberry Pi

This step can only be done if your current packages on Raspberry Pi need upgradation and you can upgrade them by running the following command:

$ sudo apt upgrade -y

Step 3: Install Bluefish on Raspberry

After upgrading the packages on Raspberry Pi, you can install the Bluefish application using the following command:

$ sudo apt install bluefish -y

Step 4: Check Bluefish Version on Raspberry Pi

After the installation, you can confirm the Bluefish version through following command:

$ bluefish --version

Step 5: Open Bluefish Version on Raspberry Pi

To open the Bluefish application on your Raspberry Pi through terminal, you can run the following command:

$ bluefish

Or you can open the application from the “Programming” section in the main menu:

Remove Bluefish From Raspberry Pi

In case you don’t want to use the Bluefish application on Raspberry Pi, you can remove it any time by executing the following command:

$ sudo apt remove bluefish -y

Conclusion

Bluefish is a programming editor used for writing codes and building websites using various languages such as CSS, Java, and JavaScript. After updating the packages on Raspberry Pi, you can install this application directly using the apt package manager. Once you complete the installation, you can open it on your Raspberry Pi desktop from the terminal using the “bluefish” command.

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Awais Khan

I'm an Engineer and an academic researcher by profession. My interest for Raspberry Pi, embedded systems and blogging has brought me here to share my knowledge with others.