Install Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 - Best Method ?

Bluefish is a html text editor for Ubuntu and also used for programming languages.

It is basically a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web developers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Also it supports many programming and markup languages.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Software Installation queries on Ubuntu Linux System.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Bluefish editor on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux environment. 

How to Install bluefish editor on Ubuntu ?

To Install bluefish editor on Ubuntu Linux system, follow the steps given below.

1. Add PPA bluefish repository

Access the command line tool ‘Terminal’ using the keyboard shortcut method 'Ctrl+Alt+t'. Now, you need to add the personal package bluefish archive to your system. For this purpose, run the below-mentioned command to add the PPA bluefish repository in your Ubuntu 20.04 system:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

Press 'Enter' to continue the PPA adding process. Once the PPA is added, the repository name will show in the repositories list.

2. Update the apt repository

Refresh the local user apt repository list by running the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo apt update

3. Install bluefish editor 

Now, it's time to install the bluefish editor on your Ubuntu system. Using the below-mentioned command you can install bluefish editor on your system:

$ sudo apt install bluefish

Press 'y' and then 'enter' to avoid the confirmation dialogue.

4. Launch bluefish editor on Ubuntu 20.04

Here, you will access the bluefish editor by using the application search bar.

  • Type 'bluefish' in the search bar.
  • Click on the bluefish editor icon to display its interface.
  • Once the installation of the bluefish editor is completed, you can customize and edit your source code using the number of available options based on your requirement.

How to Uninstall or remove Bluefish editor from Ubuntu 20.04 ?

To uninstall or remove the bluefish editor from your Ubuntu system, remove the PPA repository by running the following command or you can also either remove it by using the software updates utility:

$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

Now, execute the following command to uninstall the bluefish editor:

$ sudo apt remove bluefish

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This article covers method to Install bluefish editor on Ubuntu 20.04 system. Bluefish is a text editor. It is used to write code in various programming languages like: C, C++, JAVA, Python, HTML etc.

It is cross-platform, lightweight and easy to learn. It provides many features of IDE to support development and designing of applications.

To Install Bluefish on Ubuntu:

1. Add PPA (Personal Package Archive)

Use the following command to add PPA in our system:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish  

2. Update Repository

Use this command to update our local repository:

$ apt-get update  

3. Install Bluefish

After updating, now, use this command to install bluefish:

$ sudo apt-get install bluefish

4. Run Bluefish

Now, we can run bluefish either by using terminal or from the application manager.

Execute this command to open bluefish editor:

$ bluefish  

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