Install EditPlus on Ubuntu

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EditPlus is an Internet-ready 32-bit text editor, HTML editor and programmers editor for Windows. While it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers.
  • Syntax highlighting for HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, Perl, C/C++, Java, JavaScript and VBScript. Also, it can be extended for other programming languages based on custom syntax files.
  • Seamless Web browser for previewing HTML pages, and FTP commands for uploading local files to FTP server.
  • Other features include HTML toolbar, user tools, line number, ruler, URL highlighting, auto-completion, cliptext, column selection, powerful search and replace, multiple undo/redo, spell checker, customizable keyboard shortcuts, and more.
Did you realize that your favorite text editor runs on Linux? Well, now you know, so if you've been thinking about making the switch, you're out of excuses.

How To Install



To get EditPlus working under Linux, you need to install the popular Wine software. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. To install Wine on Ubuntu or Debian GNU/Linux, enter the following at the command line:

Code:
apt-get install wine
In a terminal window, download the latest EditPlus Windows installer in your home directory.

Code:
cd ~
  wget ftp://ftp.editplus.com/epp231_en.exe
Then invoke this command to start the installation process:

Code:
wine ./epp231_en.exe
Once it's installed, go to where EditPlus was installed, e.g.

Code:
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/EditPlus\ 2/
and run this command:

Code:
wine ./editplus.exe
It should start running and you should be good to go.

As an alternative, if you have a full installation of wine on your Linux system, shortcuts are auto-configured for Windows .EXE files. Double-clicking on epp230_en.exe in your desktop file browser will auto-magically bring up wine with the program loaded.

Fonts



If your Wine apps are using the ugly font that it picks by default, install the Microsoft Tahoma font. It can be downloaded here. Then simply run:

Code:
wine ./tahoma32.exe
and follow the prompts. Note: installing this font may cause the column marker not display the correct current column. Reason currently unknown.

If you have Debian or a Debian-based distro (such as Ubuntu), you should be able to download and install Microsoft's Core Web Fonts through "apt-get":

Code:
apt-get install msttcorefonts
If you are running Gentoo Linux, you can simply install Windows fonts through a package in portage, called corefonts:

Code:
emerge -av corefonts
For other fonts, see Fonts.

Fixing The Keyboard Shortcuts



You may not have realized it in Windows, but under Linux it can be handy to change some default keybindings (e.g. Ctrl+W to close a tab instead of Ctrl+F4). Use Document > Permanent Settings > Keyboard to do this.
Izaan's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2007
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I like editplus but I use Vista.
Safari's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2007
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My 2 cents for editplus