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How to Install Geany on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install Geany on your Ubuntu systems

Geany is a free and open-source lightweight GUI text editor using Scintilla and GTK, including basic IDE features. It is designed to have short load times, with limited dependency on separate packages or external libraries on Linux. It has been ported to a wide range of operating systems, such as BSD, Linux, macOS, Solaris and Windows. The Windows port lacks an embedded terminal window; also missing from the Windows version are the external development tools present under Unix, unless installed separately by the user. Among the supported programming languages.

Install Geany on Ubuntu APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with Geany:

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • Geany package is available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via the command line below:
sudo apt install geany -y
Install Geany on Ubuntu
Install Geany on Ubuntu

The Flatpak method

NOTE: Also you can install Geany with Flatpak

Flatpak, formerly known as xdg-app, is a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system.

  • So install the Flatpak manager with running the following command:
sudo apt install flatpak -y
  • Enable Flatpak using the following command
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  • Install the app using the following flatpak command.
flatpak install flathub org.geany.Geany -y

Access Geany

  • You can access Geany with the following command:
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing Geany  as follows
  • Alternatively, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below:
flatpak run org.geany.Geany
  • Geany  will be launched as shown below
Install Geany on Ubuntu
Install Geany on Ubuntu

How to Remove (Uninstall) Geany 

  • APT Remove Method
sudo apt autoremove geany --purge -y
  • Remove Geany with Flatpak Remove Method:
flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.geany.Geany -y
flatpak remove --unused


So, that’s it



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