Install SciTE Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Step by step guide ?


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 Ibmi Media, 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.


Steps to install SciTE Text Editor on Ubuntu

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. 


How to launch SciTE Editor ?

Here, we are going to launch the SciTE editor by running the below command:

$ scite


How to Uninstall SciTE Editor From Ubuntu 20.04 ?

You can remove Scite editor from your Ubuntu Linux system by executing the below command:

$ sudo apt remove scite


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Conclusion

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

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