How to Install Bluefish in Ubuntu and Other Distros

In this how-to article, we will learn how to install Bluefish in some of most known Linux distros.

Bluefish is an editor created especially for web developers and programmers. It supports many markup and programming languages. Some of these languages are HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, Java, Google Go, Vala, Ada, PHP, C, ColdFusion, JSP, Python, Ruby, C++, JavaScript, D, SQL, Perl, and shell.

Bluefish enables to work efficiently on multiple projects, also it has multi-threaded support remote files using gvfs. It has inline speller which spell check comments and strings, but not code. One of the best features of Bluefish is that it does an auto-recovery of changes after a crash has happened. It also supports multiple encoding. The default is UTF-8, but it works in any desired encoding.

Even the performance of Bluefish is admiring, it starts really quick and it is very fast. Another feature, is the integration of external programs such as weblint, lint, xmllint, javac, tidy, make etc. In case you want to go the previous version of your code, you can use the undo option. Bluefish has unlimited undo/redo functionality.
Bluefish Editor
Another feature that is very useful is the ability to become fullscreen.

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Follow the instructions below to add Bluefish official PPA repository and install Bluefish in Ubuntu.

Firstly open the terminal and then write the code below. This code will add the PPA into your system. Be sure to add your correct password.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

In case, you are running on non-GTK3 environment, enter the following command. It’s the PPA for GTK2.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish-gtk2

Then, update the package list:

sudo apt-get update

The final step is to install Bluefish through your package manager.

sudo apt-get install Bluefish

If you are using other distros, see the following code.
In case you want to install Bluefish in Arch-based distros, this is the correct code:

sudo pacman -S bluefish

Copy the following code, if you are a Redhat or Fedora user:

sudo dnf install bluefish

And finally for OpenSuse users, this is the exact command to install Bluefish in your machine:

sudo zypper install bluefish

Check these two articles for installing these Sublime Text and Atom on your machines.

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  • Thanks a lot for this article, it was really helpful.
    Could you please change the install command “sudo apt-get install Bluefish”, it should be “sudo apt-get install bluefish” instead – the bluefish is all lowercase.
    It appears that the names are case sensitive!
    Thanks again.