I am sure I heard you ask of the best notepad++ alternatives in Linux, and I know that you asked this question because you also feel that Notepad++ is probably the best and simplest text editor for Windows PC, although some people may disagree, due to individual differences and tastes. However, there are people who make daily use of more than one OS on their PC, for instance, Linux. And they will agree with me that Notepad++ has really been missed in Linux and have probably searched the net to see if there is/are programs they could use in place of Notepad++

So What Are The best notepad++ Alternatives in Linux

For Linux users, we’ve made the work and searches easier for you and compiled a list of program software you can alternatively use in place of Notepad++, and they are:

best notepad++ alternatives in Linux

1.    Gedit (Gnome Editor)

Many or few users might have been with Gedit already because it comes inbuilt with Ubuntu. However, some people always have less regard for it because of its looks and ease of use, frankly, it is more powerful than it appears. It comes loaded with several tools that you can use to edit source codes and structured text such as markup languages to complement syntax highlighting, auto indentation, text wrapping, line numbers, current line highlighting, bracket matching, spell checking, configurable fonts, and colors and plugin support, etc. To install Gedit, follow these simple steps. Open your command prompt as root and then type

Debian/Ubuntu (DEB):

sudo apt-get install gedit

Fedora, OpenSUSE (RPM):

yum install gedit

2.    Sublime Text:

Unlike Gedit, the Sublime text is neither a free nor open source editor. You might be wondering why it is included in the list since Linux is all about Open Source, well the reason is that Sublime text is a cross-platform software and powerful if I may add. it comes with good GUI, an instant project switch, multiple selections, split editing, command palette, distraction free mode,& of course plugin support with lots of other plugins which makes this program the first choice for most programmers. 

Sublime Text isn’t a free program but you can first try it out for free, but a license costs $70. Follow these simple steps to get it installed on your machine.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sublime-text

3.    Notepadqq:

There isn’t much to be said about Notepadqq. If you familiar with Notepad++, you will notice that it almost have the same feature with Notepad++. So if you love the program so much, and it is your first choice of text editor, you can go right ahead and install Notepadqq as it will give you almost the feel and output. To get installed in your machine, just follow these simple steps

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install notepadqq

4.    Atom:

Unlike Sublime Text with is a cross-platform text editor but not Open Source, Atom is both and this list cannot be complete without adding an editor that created a storm in its wake. Atom is made by GitHub and has a surprising number of 300k users monthly. It has a pretty cool GUI and is termed as a ” Hackable text editor for the 21st century”. It will be almost impossible to meet a programmer who is oblivious of Atom. To install it on your machine, just follow these simple steps

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

# apt-get update

# apt-get install atom

There are several other text editors you can alternatively use for Notepad++ in Linux for Notepad++ such as jEdit, Lime Text, etc. But to keep it all simple and easy to install, we’ve only given you four which are with no doubt the easiest and simplest Linux text editor to install and use.

So these are the four best notepad++ alternatives in Linux, please remember that this list is all based on preferences and there are tons of editor software out there you can choose from. If you encounter any challenge while trying to get any of these alternative notepad++ for Linux, feel free to let us know.

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