Install brackets on Ubuntu 20.04

Install brackets on Ubuntu

In today’s article, we will review how to install brackets on Ubuntu 20.04. Brackets is a modern text editor that makes designing easy from a web browser.

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Brackets Code Editor was developed by Adobe and first released in 2014. It is one of many text editors used by developers for coding purposes. It is a cross-platform application that can run on any of the three major operating systems, Windows, Linux, and MacOS. However, for this demonstration, our primary focus will be Debian-based.
Install Brackets on Ubuntu - Code on a screen

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Pre-Installation Checks

Before we begin, this tutorial assumes you already have a machine (preferably Ubuntu Desktop 20.04) installed and running a user account with sudo privileges to become root. If you don’t have an Ubuntu Desktop instance installed, consider this article, “Install Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on KVM“, where we reviewed the Ubuntu Desktop installation process.

Install snap on Ubuntu Desktop

Also, ensure snap is installed on your machine and updated. Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

					admin@vm10:~ $ sudo apt-get update -y; sudo apt-get upgrade -y; apt install snap

Installing the Brackets Code Editor

Now, we can install the Brackets Code Editor on our machine using the snap command (below):

					admin@vm10:~ $ sudo snap install brackets
error: This revision of snap "brackets" was published using classic confinement and thus may
perform arbitrary system changes outside of the security sandbox that snaps are usually
confined to, which may put your system at risk.

If you understand and want to proceed repeat the command including --classic.

Snap Install brackets with the classic option

You’ll notice an error message indicating the published version of brackets is under classic confinement (above). Therefore, execute the same snap install command with the –classic option (below):

					admin@vm10:~ $ sudo snap install brackets --classic
brackets 1.14.1 from Snapcrafters installed

Launching the Brackets Code Editor

To launch the Brackets Code Editor, simply issue the snap run command (below):

					admin@vm10:~ $ snap run brackets
Install Brackets on Ubuntu - Launch Screen

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Uninstalling the Brackets Code Editor

To uninstall the Brackets Code Editor, simply run the snap remove command (below):

					admin@vm10:~ $ sudo snap remove brackets
brackets removed


We have successfully reviewed the Brackets Code Editor installation process on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. Was this article helpful to you? If so, leave us a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

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