Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, TextAtept is a user cross-platform, open-source and minimalistic text editor that can be extended via Lua. Unlike other text editors, it uses buffer browsers instead of tabs. Among others, it has support for multiple languages, unlimited split screens, some code autocompletion features.
It is ideal for programmers and coders, since it has support for more than 80 programming languages.
Keyboard shortcuts, for an easier usage:
Ctrl + b to open a new buffer
Ctrl + Tab to switch between buffers
Ctrl + Shift + tab to switch to the previous buffer
The latest version available is TextAdept 7.5. Which has received a few changes only:
- New events.FOCUS event for when Textadept’s window receives focus.
- Condensed manual and API documentation into single files.
- Added Polish translation.
- Updated to Scintilla 3.4.4.
For more information about TextAdept, see the project’s page.
In this article I will show you how to install TextAdept 7.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivatives.
Because it is available via PPA, installing TextAdept 7.5 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, LXLE and Pinguy OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the textadept package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install textadept
Optional, to remove textadept, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove textadept