Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, TextAtept is a 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 7.8, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Bugfixes: Fixed snippets bug where name matches lexer name.
- Changes: Removed language-specific context menus; manipulate textadept.menu.context_menu directly from language modules.
In this article I will show you how to install TextAdept 7.8 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivatives.
Because it is available via PPA, installing TextAdept 7.8 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, LXLE, Pinguy OS, Deepin, Peppermint and Linux Lite 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