Geany is lightweight IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using the GTK2 toolkit. It was developed to provide a small and faster IDE for users for editing files. Geany has few of dependencies from other packages so its easier to install. AS Geany only uses GTK2 toolkit and therefore you need only the GTK2 runtime libraries to run.
Features of Geany:
Geany has a large number of features which is useful for use, below is the list of few basic features.
- Syntax highlighting
- Code completion
- Auto completion of constructs
- Geany supported filetypes like C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal
- symbol lists
- and many more….
Geany is available under default ubuntu repositories, but to install most recent version as ppa of Geany in our system. After that install it.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install geany geany-plugins
To start Geany IDE go to dashboard home search box and type “Geany”, click the Geany launcher icon. You can also use following command to start Geany IDE using command line tool.
$ geany or $ geany index.php #To directly edit file