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How to install Komodo Edit 9 on Ubuntu 15.04/14.04

Komodo Edit is a free, cross platform text editor. It is easy to install feature rich application, and offers a gorgeous text editor for normal desktop users as well as professional geeks like web developers, designers etc. Komdo was released in 2000, and since then it has been under constant development. The latest Komodo Edit release 9 is another popular version, we will be reviewing its noteworthy features and installation process in this article. We will be using Ubuntu 15.04 to demonstrate the installation and usage of this tool. The same set of instructions should work for Ubuntu 14.04 as well.

Salient Features

Here are prominent features of Komodo Edit 9:

  • Support for programming languages and Syntax coloring which makes it useful for developers
  • Improved color schemes
  • New CSS code formatter
  • Improved notification handling
  • Support for PHP debugging
  • Support for client side encryption
  • Preferences dialogues improvements, easier to apply changes now
  • Enhancements in areas of high DPI
  • New Start up page
  • Support for PP8 Syntax checking

Installing Komodo Edit

Lets get started on its installation process, good news is that it is now added to PPA for ubuntu based system, simply include the PPA for komodo Edit 9 to your package manager by running the following command on terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit

add komodo ppa
As soon as any new PPA is added to Ubuntu package manager repository, we need to run an update on it so it may populate its repository with new packages. Run following command to populate APT with komodo Edit packages.

sudo apt-get update

We are close now, run following command to install Komodo Edit 9.

sudo apt-get install komodo-edit

install komodo

Congratulations, Komodo Edit 9 has been installed successfully now.

Launching Komodo Edit

You can launch it from Applications menu, but if you are not able to locate it there after the installation, no need to panic, run following command on the terminal to find out the location of its binary file.

whereis komodo-edit

Once you find location of the binary file, which is usually “/usr/bin/komod-edit” , simply run it on terminal to launch this feature rich text editor.


launch Komodo


Komodo will be launched,  choose your desired option from welcome screen and start using awesome text editor.

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Komodo is a well known, easy to use text editor which is a must have app for Linux desktop users. It is lightweight application which consumes only minimum resources on the system. We hope you found this article useful, feel free to let us know in comments!

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2 thoughts on “How to install Komodo Edit 9 on Ubuntu 15.04/14.04

  1. Komodo lead dev here, stumbled upon this from a tweet, thanks for featuring Komodo :)

    Just wanted to point out that your app screenshot there doesnt have any icons. It seems you made the screenshot before the UI had fully initialized. The first time Komodo starts it generates your UI icons so its a bit slower then, but after that your icons are cached and UI initialization will be faster.

    Fwiw, this is what the UI actually looks like on Ubuntu: http://komodoide.com/assets/images/screenshots/splash/linux-splash-php.png

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