How to Install Kate on Fedora 37/36/35

Kate is a free, open-source, multi-document, multi-view text editor developed by KDE. It has many useful features for programmers and other power users, including code folding, syntax highlighting, dynamic word wrap, an embedded console, an extensive plugin interface, and some preliminary scripting support. Kate is an excellent choice for developers and programmers who need a powerful text editor.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Kate Text Editor on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux using the command line terminal with various installation options to install the text editor.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

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

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install Kate Text Editor on Fedora Linux

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

Launch Kate on Fedora Linux

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

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


Most users would use the application icon using the path.

Activities > Show Applications > Kate.


launch kate editor on fedora linux

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


example of kate editor on fedora 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.


example change theme on kate with fedora linux

Update Kate on Fedora Linux

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

sudo dnf update --refresh

Remove Kate Text on Fedora Linux

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

sudo dnf autoremove kate -y

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