How to Install Leafpad Linux Text Editor in Ubuntu

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Leafpad Linux text editor in Ubuntu. Leafpad is a nice open-source text editor for Linux. It’s not an advanced text editor like vi but a simple lightweight GTK+ based user-friendly text editor application comes with some basic features mentioned below.

  • Print documents.
  • Search for any phrase or word & replace it.
  • Copy and paste.
  • Shows the line numbers of an edited text file.
  • Undo and Redo the changes.
  • You can use this application to write code for various programming languages like Jave, C, HTML, C++.
  • Word Wrap.
  • Auto Indent.
  • Change Font as you like and so on.

Leafpad Linux text editor was initially developed by Tarot Osuji on the year 2004 using GTK+ programming language and released under the GNU GPLv2+ license.

How to Install Leafpad Linux Text Editor in Ubuntu

Follow the below steps to install Leafpad Linux text editor in Ubuntu:

Before starting the installation of the Leafpad Linux text editor package let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                   
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                       
Hit:2 http://screenshots.getdeb.net xenial-getdeb InRelease             
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease    
Fetched 102 kB in 1s (56.2 kB/s)                  
Reading package lists... Done

After the update the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Leafpad Linux text editor package. To install so we don’t have to install any 3rd party PPA repository as it’s a part of the default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the package using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install leafpad   # Install Leafpad Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  evince-gtk
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  leafpad
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 247 not upgraded.
Need to get 110 kB of archives.
After this operation, 736 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 leafpad amd64 0.8.18.1-4 [110 kB]
Fetched 110 kB in 1s (65.2 kB/s)  
Selecting previously unselected package leafpad.
(Reading database ... 211910 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../leafpad_0.8.18.1-4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking leafpad (0.8.18.1-4) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up leafpad (0.8.18.1-4) ...

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As you can see above we have successfully installed the Leafpad text editor package. To confirm the same refer to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l leafpad   # Confirm installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  leafpad                              0.8.18.1-4              amd64                   GTK+ based simple text editor

Now to open the application just type the command leafpad on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ leafpad   # Open Leafpad Linux text editor application

You can also open the application graphically using Search your computer box.

How To Uninstall leafpad Text Editor Application in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like leafpad Text Editor Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r leafpad   # Uninstall the Leafpad text editor application
(Reading database ... 211962 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing leafpad (0.8.18.1-4) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Leafpad Linux Text Editor in Ubuntu. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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