Install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20 - Step by Step Process ?

Bluefish is a cross-platform text editor that provides numerous capabilities to the programmers for web development by supporting multiple languages such as Java, C/C++, Python, Go, and also a very large number of scripting languages.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux Text Editor Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into the procedure to Install Bluefish editor on a Linux Mint 20 machine.

Steps to Install Bluefish Editor on Linux

To install the Bluefish editor on your system, you should perform the steps outlined below.

1. Update the Linux System's Cache

First, you need to update the cache of your system with the following command:

$ sudo apt update

2. Add the Relevant Bluefish Editor Repository to your Linux System

Now, add the Bluefish editor's repository to your system with the help of the command stated below:

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

3. Update the System's Cache Again

After adding the relevant repository, update your system's cache again for the new changes to take effect. For that you will need to re-run the "update" command as follows:

$ sudo apt update

4. Install the Bluefish Editor on your System

Now, you can finally install the Bluefish editor on your system with the command shown below:

$ sudo apt install bluefish

5. Launch the Bluefish Editor from your Linux System

You can launch the Bluefish editor through the Mint menu by clicking on its icon.

Then, you need to search for this editor by typing "bluefish" in the search bar and clicking on the relevant result.

The Bluefish editor will immediately launch hence displaying the interface.

How to Uninstall Bluefish Editor from Linux Mint System ?

To remove the Bluefish editor from your Linux system, you have to perform the following two steps:

1. Remove the Bluefish Editor from Linux

First, you should run the command shown below to remove the Bluefish editor from your system:

$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove bluefish

2. Remove the Bluefish Editor's Repository from Linux

Then, you should also remove the Bluefish editor's repository from your system with the help of the following command:

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

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This article covers the Installation process of Bluefish editor on Linux Mint. You can now use it for web development in a variety of different programming languages. 

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