Brief: This quick tutorial shows you various ways of installing Bracket editor in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions.
Since I am not a web developer, perhaps I may not do justice reviewing Brackets editor. However, if you are interested, you can read a fine review here.
Method 1: Install Brackets using Snap
Starting Ubuntu 16.04, Bracket is available as Snap app. You can find it in Software Center and install it from there in a few clicks.
If you want to go the command line way, you can use the Snap commands to install Brackets. This will work for all the Linux distributions that support Snap packaging.
But first, make sure you have snapd daemon installed on your system. Use the command below to install it. Don’t worry if it is already installed. Just run the command below:
sudo apt-get install snapd
Once you have made sure that snapd is installed on your Linux system, install Brackets using the command below:
sudo snap install brackets
Method 2: Install Brackets using PPA in Ubuntu and Linux Mint (Not recommended)
Note: This method is redundant now. When Brackets was not officially available, the unofficial PPA provided an easy way to install Brackets on Ubuntu.
Open a terminal and use the following commands to install Brackets via the unofficial PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install brackets
Method 3: Install Brackets using DEB package or source code
If you do not like PPAs, you can get the .deb installation files from the link below. You will also get the source code of the latest version there.
These .deb binaries can be installed by double-clicking on it. It will be opened in Ubuntu Software Center by default. You can use a lighter alternative Gdebi as well.
The same methods should also work in other Linux distributions based on Ubuntu such as Pinguy OS, LXLE, Elementary OS, Peppermint, Deepin, Linux Lite etc.
If you did not like Brackets, you can easily remove it.
If you installed it from DEB package or Software Center, you can remove it from there itself.
If you used snap command, you can use the command below to remove Brackets:
sudo snap remove brackets
If you used the PPA, you can remove it using the following commands:
sudo apt-get remove brackets
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:webupd8team/brackets
I hope this helped you to install Brackets in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. What do you think of Brackets? Is Brackets better than Atom text editor? Do share your views.