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How to Install Notepad++ on Linux Mint 21

Notepad++ is the powerful, versatile text editor encoded with rich features. It is the advanced replacement of the default Notepad editor. It is an open-source code and text editor that supports 80 different programming languages. It can open multiple files in a single tab and has features to highlight syntax and fold the code.

It is a light-weighted application with extensive features:

  • It is an open-source application.
  • Can edit files up to 2 GB.
  • Find and Replace files.
  • Line Numbering.
  • Support plugins to add more features.
  • Can run on other operating systems i-e, Windows, macOS, Linux.
  • Syntax highlighting for coding.

How to Install Notepad++ on Linux Mint 21

Installing Notepad++ on Linux Mint 21 can be done through snap packages. So, to download it, we need to enable snap packages first on the system. Following key steps are listed-below to download the Notepad++:

Step 1: Update the packages of your Linux system by executing the following command:

$ sudo apt update

Step 2: Now, enable the Snap support to Linux Mint first remove the nosnap.pref using:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref

Now, install snap using:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Step 3: After installing snapd successfully, now notepad++ can be downloaded through snap packages through executing command:

$ sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus

Getting started with notepad++, let’s launch the application using terminal:

$ notepad-plus-plus


Notepad++ is the updated version of the default notepad text editor. It is the light-weighted application that comes with the advanced features. These features cannot be supported by simple notepad editors. It can highlight syntax of codes written in any programming language and can edit files up to 2GB. This article has explained all nominated features of Notepad++ text editor as well as its installation process through snap package.

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