Notepad++ is one of the most popular text editor between Windows users. It provides a large number of options to work with it including the syntax highlighting. This application is written on C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL. It keeps smaller program size and faster executing with lower CPU uses.
This tutorial will help you to install Notepad++ on your Fedora system using snap packages.
- Fedora system with Desktop access
- A sudo privileged account access
Step 1 – Install Snapd
Snapd is a package manager application popular among Linux users. A snap package is a self-contained package including the dependencies. Run the below command to install Snapd daemon on your Fedora system.
sudo dnf install snapd
Next, create a symbolic link to complete the installation on your system.
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Now, reboot your system to complete the installation. You can simply log out and log in back to apply changes.
Step 2 – Install Notepad++ on Fedora
Notepad++ runs over the WINE platform, which provides compatibility for the Windows application on Unix-like operating systems.
We use snap package manager to install Notepad++, which also install all the required dependency for running it on Fedora system. To install Notepad++ on Fedora, type:
sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus
You will the output like:
notepad-plus-plus 7.8.6 from Taqu Raza (mmtrt) installed
Step 3 – Launch Notepad++
After completing the above step, Notepad++ will be installed on your Fedora system. Now, launch Notepad++ from the applications. Search for you application and you will find a launch icon like:
Notepad++ is ready to be used on your Fedora system.
Step 4 – Uninstall Notepad++
You can remove snap packages anytime, whenever you don’t required the application. To uninstall Notepad++ from your Fedora system, execute:
sudo snap remove notepad-plus-plus
In this tutorial, you have learned to install Notepad++ on your Fedora Linux system using snap pacakges.
I installed Notepad++ on my fedora 30 and i used regulary;
I have install snap and notepad++ on my fedora 33 installation following your instructions and without error. Although the short cut is clearly visible in the menu’s, when clicked nothing happens. I do not have problems with anything else.
Is there something I can try to narrow the problem down?
Hi Joe, Try to launch Notepad++ from terminal. This will show the actual error occurred during application startup.