Install Codeslayer 4.0, Lightweight code editor in Ubuntu Linux

December 17, 2013

lightweight source code editor

Codeslayer is a source code editor that boasts a clean interface but powerful features. It is written in C using the GTK+ toolkit.

Codeslayer aims to be a light-weight source code editor that provided the functionality that is used on a daily basis without all the bloat of a full blown IDE. Codeslayer has following features that a base source editor just has to have:

  • A tabbed editor interface
  • The find and replace built right into the editor
  • A file navigation system built into the side pane
  • The file navigation is organized into projects
  • The projects are organized into profiles
  • A really nice global search across the projects
  • plugin system

codeslayer source code editor

Install Codeslayer:

The latest packages for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and old versions for other Ubuntu releases are available in GetDeb repository.

1. To add Getdeb repository:

For Ubuntu users, download and install this deb.

For Linux Mint users, there’s an option under Software Sources -> Additional repositories to enable GetDeb

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. Run command to update package lists:

sudo apt-get update

3. Install the source code editor:

sudo apt-get install codeslayer

You can also use Synaptic Package Manager (available in Software Center) to install the app if you hate Linux commands.

Codeslayer project on Google Code

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