How to Install Retext Restructuredtext Editor in Ubuntu – A Markdown Editor For Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Retext Restructuredtext Editor in Ubuntu. There are so many text editors are available on the internet but Retext is a markdown editor quite different from others. It’s a nice lightweight application that comes with some nice features i.e.

  • insert images into this text editor.
  • You can use math formulas in Retext restructured text editor but for that, you have to install an addon package i.e. libjs-mathjax. It’s easy to install in ubuntu, the command is shown below.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install libjs-mathjax
  • Capable of export the output file in various formats i.e. HTML, PDF, TXT, RTF…etc…
  • The best advantage of Retext restructured text editor is you can translate in your preferred language.
  • Retext markdown editor can be used to perform so many works like web designing, can be used as a normal text editor, create any document, can put some notes for reference…and so on.
  • It’s a cross-platform application available for all major operating systems like Linux, Unix, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • Can create personalized tables. For more information on Retext Restructuredtext editor visit the website Here!

How to Install Retext Restructuredtext Editor in Ubuntu – A Markdown Editor For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Retext Restructuredtext Editor (Markdown Editor) in Ubuntu:

Before we start the installation of Retext Restructuredtext Editor let’s update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/transmissionbt/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                          
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                         
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                          
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]        
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 306 kB in 2s (136 kB/s)    
Reading package lists... Done

Now let’s go ahead and install the Retext Markdown Editor package.  For that, we don’t need to install any 3rd party PPA repository as Retext is a part of the default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the same you can use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install retext   # Install Retext Restructuredtext Editor
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  docutils-common libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5 python3-docutils python3-enchant python3-markdown python3-markups python3-pygments python3-pyqt5
  python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit python3-roman python3-sip python3-textile python3-yaml
Suggested packages:
  texlive-latex-recommended texlive-latex-base texlive-lang-french fonts-linuxlibertine | ttf-linux-libertine docutils-doc python-markdown-doc libjs-mathjax
  ttf-bitstream-vera python3-pyqt5-dbg
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  docutils-common libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5 python3-docutils python3-enchant python3-markdown python3-markups python3-pygments python3-pyqt5
  python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit python3-roman python3-sip python3-textile python3-yaml retext
0 upgraded, 16 newly installed, 0 to remove and 321 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,782 kB of archives.
After this operation, 29.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter "y" to Continue the Installation

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We have successfully installed the Retext Restructuredtext Editor package. To confirm the same refer to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l retext   # Confirm the 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  retext                               5.3.1-1                 all                     Simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText

To open the Retext application just type the command retext on the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ retext   # Open the Retext restructuredtext editor Application

You can also open the Retext Markdown Editor graphically using the Search your computer box.

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How To Uninstall Retext Restructuredtext Editor in Ubuntu?

For any reason, if you don’t like Retext Restructuredtext Editor and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r retext   # Uninstall the Retext Markdown Editor application
(Reading database ... 176466 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing retext (5.3.1-1) ...
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) ...

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