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If you are a developer and missing native power editor in Ubuntu, Komodo Edit can fufill your requirements. I’m not saying this is completely better than Notepad++ or EditPlus but you can get-rid of hassles installing the wine to use Notepad++ or EditPlus in Ubuntu. This program is comparable to Notepad++ or EditPlus and available for free for Linux.

Komodo Edit

Installation details:
Downloading the installation file can be achieved from running below command in terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T):


After downloading the installation file, run the command below in terminal to extract the downloaded zip file:

tar xzvf Komodo-Edit-6.1.3-8844-linux-libcpp6-x86.tar.gz

Now, comes the installation part. To install the application, run below command using terminal (You need run this command from the installation directory where you have extracted the installation files. Normally, the folder will be extracted to your home folder. Hence, below command should work fine.):

cd Komodo-Edit-6.1.3-8844-linux-libcpp6-x86/

Run the commands below to install Komodo-Edit:

sudo ./

Important: When prompted to specify the directory or folder to install into, paste this command to terminal:


After installing, run this command to complete the process.

export PATH="/opt/Komodo-Edit-6/bin:$PATH"

Close out and launch ‘Komodo-Edit’ from Dash

Now, enjoy the freedom of Linux!

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Noobuntu says:

    Your tutorial is appreciated; I was able to install Komodo Edit on the first pass.

    As a new user to Ubuntu, I find this to be quite a change from the Windows environment I am used to…

    Oh, and it sucks Notepad++ isn’t available on Linux. That’s one of my favorite apps on Windows 🙁

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for your encouraging words! You can install NotePad++ in Ubuntu using PlayOnLinux. Only thing is it’s using wine layer and not a native Linux client.

  3. Niki says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!
    I’m using KomodoEdit for 3 years now and it’s perfect.
    It’s for sure better than EditPlus which I used to use in Windows before switching to Ubuntu 3 years ago.

    But I need help…
    sudo ./ gives me “command not found” and i’m sure i’m in the right directory.
    I’ve tried:
    sudo su
    and the just:
    ./ and i receive:
    bash: ./ Permission denied

    What i’m doing wrong?

  4. admin says:

    Shouldn’t be any issues with the installation. I’ve tried it again and works fine in Ubuntu 12.04. Could you please make sure that you are in right directory and downloaded complete package? (sudo ./ gives me “command not found” ) Might be you are missing space after sudo?

  5. Niki says:

    Thanks for the help.
    Strange, but after i do CHOWN recursively the directory in which the install has been extracted – it started to work. And this directory was directly in my home/niki

    Similar was the case with starting Komodo after install – I needed to CHOWN also the instalation directory – /opt/Komodo-Edit-6/ in order for Komodo Edit to start to work. Hope that will help someone else …

    And because I was copy-pasting without thinking at all – i have now Komodo Edit 7 installed into “Komodo-Edit-6” directory 🙂

  6. admin says:

    Glad to hear that you were able to install it. I’ve also modified the post to reflect the fact that extracted folder will be within home folder. However, I didn’t have to chown the directory in my case.

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