Bluefish Text Editor for Programmers – How to Install Bluefish on Ubuntu Linux

Bluefish is free and open source text editor for Linux, Mac OS and Windows.It comes with many build-in tools for web development.It supports many programming and markup languages like HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, C, C++, JavaScript, Java, Google Go, Vala, Ada, D, SQL, Perl, ColdFusion, JSP, Python, Perl, ASP.NET, Ruby, shell and more. It is released under GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3).


It is very light weight and you can easily open 500+ documents simultaneously with out any problem. It comes with search and replace, open files recursively, snippets sidebar, spell checker, auto-recovery of changes, In-line reference information, code block folding, auto-completion and more.

Install Bluefish on Ubuntu Linux

Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Bluefish code editor installation command.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install bluefish

Install Bluefish editor via Flatpak

Bluefish also available via flatpak. First your need to install flatpak and flathub on your Ubuntu Linux system and restart it. Then in terminal app run below Bluefish flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub nl.openoffice.bluefish

After the installation you can start it via

flatpak run nl.openoffice.bluefish

and uninstall it via

sudo flatpak uninstall nl.openoffice.bluefish

That’s it.

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