How To Install Elementary’s Scratch Editor On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Scratch Text Editor is an open-source text editor, written in Vala and Gtk3. Among other features, it has syntax-highlight support for the following programming languages: Bash, C, C#, C++. Cmake, CSS, .Desktop, Diff, Fortran, Gettext, ini, Java, JavaScript, LaTex, Lua, Makefile, Objective C, Pascal, Perl, Python, Ruby, XML. It has all the basic features of a modern text editor, and with some plugins and extensions added, it can be used as a powerful IDE. It is the default text editor for Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

The latest version available is Scratch Text Editor 2.0.1, which will be used by default on Elementary OS 0.3 Isis.

how to install Scratch Text Editor 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana and Pinguy OS 14.04

In this article I will show you how to install Scratch Text Editor 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana and Pinguy OS 14.04

Because it is available via PPA, installing Scratch Text Editor 2.0.1 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the scratch-text-editor package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install scratch-text-editor

Optional, to remove scratch, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove scratch-text-editor

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One comment on “How To Install Elementary’s Scratch Editor On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 And Derivative Systems
  1. Daegan Ducret says:

    do you know if the elementary stable ppa would work?

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