Install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20

Install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20


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. This article will walk you through the procedure of installing the Bluefish editor on a Linux Mint 20 machine.

Install Bluefish Editor on Linux:

To install the Bluefish editor on your system, you should perform the steps listed below:

Step # 1: Update the Linux System’s Cache:

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

$ sudo apt update

Step # 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

Once the Bluefish repository will be added to your system successfully, you will be able to see the output shown in the following image on your terminal:

Step # 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

Step # 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

The successful installation of the Bluefish editor will produce the following output on your screen:

Step # 5: Launch the Bluefish Editor from your Linux System:

You can launch the Bluefish editor through the Mint menu by clicking on its icon as highlighted in the image shown below:

Then, you need to search for this editor by typing “bluefish” in the search bar and clicking on the relevant result as shown in the following image:

The Bluefish editor will immediately launch hence displaying the interface shown in the image below:

Remove Bluefish Editor from Linux:

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

Step # 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

Step # 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


By going through this article, you will be able to have the Bluefish editor installed on your Linux system and start using it for web development in a variety of different programming languages. Apart from that, we have also shared the method of removing this editor from your Linux system very quickly.

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