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After moving to Linux, I miss having Notepad++ with me and I want to bring it along to my new environment.

I have Wine installed and downloaded the npp.5.8.5.Installer.exe. I have no idea what directory or where this .exe exists or if I have to query Wine or what.

How do I install Notepad++ via Wine on Ubuntu Linux?

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apt-get install geany – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 15 '11 at 2:11
The advices you've found when googling make sense. Linux users don't give such advices because they are elitist or mean or whatever. Some notorious text editors, notably vim and emacs, have both Linux and Windows versions. Notepad++ doesn't, even if it's based on scintilla, which is not tied to a single OS. You have a problem with notepad++ and if it doesn't run well via wine, your option is to pester its devs to port it to Linux. – vtest Apr 15 '11 at 5:29
use geany, it is comparable to np++. – Baarn Jan 4 '12 at 20:58

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Sadly in my experience Notepad++ does not work well in Ubuntu with Wine. The closest Linux text editor I could find that was somewhat similar to Notepad++ was SciTE.

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I assume that's because both notepad++ and scite use scintilla. – vtest Apr 15 '11 at 5:22
@vtest I had never thought about it, but now that you mention it, yes, I'm sure that is why. – ubiquibacon Apr 15 '11 at 7:17

Just run the installer with wine.

$ wine npp.5.8.5.Installer.exe

That should just work as long is it is an app that "plays nice".

You should also see an icon in your gnome or KDE menu.

But.... yes, Vim is better. ;-)

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wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\npp.5.8.5.Installer.exe" – bodhidarma1 Dec 14 '10 at 7:04
IIRC, you have to configure wine first, I think it's winecfg or something. I can't verify now since I don't have wine installed. I'm sure there are docs... You might have one or two issues. See – Keith Dec 14 '10 at 18:01

I downloaded the zip distribution of Notepad++ 6.4.2 and launched notepad++.exe with wine.

So far it works.

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