The Scite editor is a general-purpose text editor. It is based on SCIntilla which itself a Linux-based program for developers to develop Lua programs. It has a smaller memory footprint and works flawlessly on Ubuntu. The user interface is developed using GTK on Linux systems.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux system text editor Installation queries.
In this context, we shall look into how SciTE can be installed on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.
1. Install the perl-tk package
The SciTE editor needs perl-tk to finish the installation. We will install perl-tk first to make sure that the rest of the installation works well on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. To do this run the below command:
$ sudo apt install perl-tk
2. Perform System Update
After installing the prerequisites, we will update the system so we can have up-to-date repositories to proceed with the installation:
$ sudo apt update
3. Install SciTE Text Editor on the system
After the repository update, run the following command to install Scite editor:
$ sudo apt install scite
4. Confirm SciTE Editor Installation
To verify if the installation was a success or not using the command line, run the below command:
$ scite --version
Alternatively, we can verify SciTE installation from the Ubuntu dashboard.
Here, we are going to launch the SciTE editor by running the below command:
You can remove Scite editor from your Ubuntu Linux system by executing the below command:
$ sudo apt remove scite
This article covers how to install scite on Ubuntu 21.04. In fact, scite is a GTK-based programming editor with syntax highlighting support for many languages. Also supports folding sections, exporting highlighted text into colored HTML and RTF.
How To Uninstall scite on Ubuntu 21.04 ?
We can use the following command to remove scite configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:
$ sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge scite