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. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Kate Text Editor on Fedora Linux using the command line terminal with various installation options to install the text editor.
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First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Install Kate Text Editor – Terminal Method
The first method will use the command line terminal to install Kate. 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
Install Kate Text Editor – GUI Method
The second method is for users that do not like to use the command line terminal that much and prefer using the software center to install their applications.
First, open the Software store, which can be found using the following path Activities > Show Applications > Software.
Next, search for Kate using the search bar and enter “Kate.” Once you have found the application, click on the result.
Next, click the “Install” button in the top right-hand corner.
How to Launch Kate
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.
Once open, you will arrive at the default launch screen.
The good idea is to modify the default color scheme. By default, Kate Text Edit comes with a few color theme options, and these settings can be found in the configuration menu.
Additional Commands & Tips
How to Update Kate
Users should use terminal commands to check for Kate’s and other system updates.
sudo dnf update --refresh
Optionally, updates for GUI installations can be found in the software center unless your Fedora system has not prompted you to update it.
How to Remove Kate
To remove the Kate software from your system, run the following command in your terminal.
sudo dnf autoremove kate -y
GUI installations can remove Kate from the Software store under “Installed” applications.
The small tutorial taught you how to install Kate on Fedora Linux using either the cli command or the Software store. If you have any other text editors in mind you would like to see featured, leave me a comment so I can check them out.