How to Install Kate Text Editor on Fedora 36 Linux

Kate is a powerful and intuitive editor that may be the perfect fit for you. With its robust yet straightforward interface, Kate offers everything from word processing to development tools in one place – which saves time! And with 200+ languages available onboard alongside plugins galore (think code hooks), this tool will help maximize productivity, whether it’s coding or content creation.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Kate Text Editor on Fedora 36 Linux using the command line terminal with various installation options to install the text editor.

Update Fedora Linux

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install Kate Text Editor

The first and recommended installation option is to install Kate is to use the DNF package manager and Fedora’s default repository. Given that Fedora is a six-monthly release cycle that constantly releases updates to new packages during its duration, most often, you should have the latest version of Kate installed.

Use the following command to install the text editor.

sudo dnf install kate -y

How to Launch Kate Text Editor

With the installation complete, you can run Kate in a few different ways.

First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command.


However, this is not practical for desktop users, and you would use the following path on your desktop.

Applications > Search > Kate.


How to Install Kate Text Editor on Fedora 36 Linux

Once open, you will arrive at the default launch screen.


How to Install Kate Text Editor on Fedora 36 Linux

The good idea is to modify the default color scheme. By default, Kate Text Edit comes with a few color theme options.

These settings can be found in the configuration menu. I prefer the GitHub Dark or Dracula.


How to Install Kate Text Editor on Fedora 36 Linux

How to Update/Upgrade Kate Text Editor Packages

Users should use the following terminal commands to check for Kate’s updates and other system updates.

sudo dnf update --refresh

How to Remove (Uninstall) Kate Text Editor

To remove the Kate software from your system, run the following command in your terminal.

sudo dnf autoremove kate --purge -y

Comments and Conclusion

Kate is a great lightweight text editor for those who strictly prefer open-source software and a user-friendly interface, making it easy to use.

For more information, visit the official Kate Text Editor website.


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