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5 Best Notepad++ Alternatives for Linux

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Notepad++ has been the de facto standard for source code editors for nearly 16 years, almost since its creation in 2003. For Windows users, that is. For years, Linux users had no source code editor that compared to Notepad++ with all its bells and whistles, such as code folding, scripting, markup languages, syntax highlighting, auto-completion for programming (limited).

Not to mention the over 140 compatible plugins developed to support and enhance Notepad++.

Such is no longer the case. There are now dozens of comparable alternatives to Notepad++ for Linux users.

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