How to Install Pluma Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Pluma is an application that supports editing multiple text files in one window (tabs or MDI). It fully utilizes the Unicode UTF-8 encoding for international characters, making it easy to work with diverse languages. As a general-purpose editor focused on simplicity and ease of use, plumes support most standard features you would find within other programs, such as Highlands’ advanced word processing tools, which are available through their simple user interface.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Pluma Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal for an alternative text editor or those familiar with MATE desktop applications.

Update Ubuntu

Before proceeding, ensure your Ubuntu system is up-to-date using the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Pluma Text Editor

Begin the installation in your terminal by executing the following command.

sudo apt install pluma -y

How to Launch Pluma Text Editor

Launching the application can be done in a few different methods, while in your terminal, you can use the following command.

pluma

Alternatively, you can launch it from the terminal and send it to the background to keep using the terminal instance using the following.

pluma &

For desktop users, find the icon application and possibly add it to your favorites.

The location path can be found in Activities > Show Applications > Pluma

Example:

How to Install Pluma Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Once open, you will see the light-weight standard landing blank document screen where you can begin using the editor.

Example:

How to Install Pluma Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Remove (Uninstall) Pluma Text Editor

For users that no longer wish to have the software installed, first remove using the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt autoremove pluma--purge

And that is it; you have removed Pluma from your system.

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install Pluma Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Pluma is a great editor for people who work with multiple text files. It has a tabbed interface that makes it easy to switch between files and supports international text encoding. Pluma is worth checking out if you’re looking for an easy-to-use text editor that can handle multiple files.



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