Install Komodo Edit on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04

When you’re looking for a cross-platform,  simple code editor for your projects, you should probably take a look at Komodo Edit. It’s a free code editor to write and edit codes.

Komodo Edit is a simple, yet powerful code editor for programmers that provides basic functionality, like editing and writing basic programming codes. It’s more like Notepad++ on steroids for Windows systems. If you’re looking for powerful editor on Linux systems, you may want to take a look at Komodo Edits.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04. This post should also apply to previous and future versions of Ubuntu.

For a more advanced version of Komodo, you’ll have to purchase Komodo IDE. It comes with all the power you need to create powerful programs.

When you’re ready to install Komodo Edits, please continue with the steps below:

Step 1: Download Komodo Edits Installer File.

To manually install Komodo Edits, you’ll have to go to its download page and get a copy of the installer. The download page can be found from the link below.

On the page, download correct arch (32bit or 64bit) for your system.  At the time of this writing, the latest version was at 11.0.2.The default download location on Ubuntu systems is in the Downloads folder of your home directory.

Komodo Edit Install Ubuntu

Step 2: Installing Komodo Edits

After downloading the file, press Ctrl — Alt — T on your keyboard to open the command terminal. then change into the ~/Downloads folder and extract the downloaded files by running the commands below.

cd ~/Downloads
tar xzvf Komodo-Edit-*.tar.gz

Next, change into the extracted folder and execute the installer command. The automatically expand the extracted folder, type cd Komodo-Edit[then hit the tab key]

cd Komodo-Edit-11.0.2-18122-linux-x86_64/
sudo ./

When prompted during the installation for the installation directory, press enter to use the default path or type enter a directory to install Komodo-Edit. for this tutorial, we’re going to be installing it in the /opt/Komodo-Edit-11 directory. Type type below to continue.

Enter directory in which to install Komodo. Leave blank and
press 'Enter' to use the default [~/Komodo-Edit-11].
Install directory: /opt/Komodo-Edit-11

Follow the wizard until you’re done with the installation. After the installation, run the commands below to get Komodo Edits environment variable.

export PATH="/opt/Komodo-Edit-11/bin:$PATH"

You’re done. Now go to Ubuntu Activities Overview, search for Komodo-Edit and lunch the program. When you open Komodo Edit the first time, you’ll be prompted to customize. I’d accept the default and continue.

komodo edit ubuntu

After customizing, begin enjoying Komodo Edit.


This post shows students and new users an easy way to install Komodo Edit on Ubuntu 17.04. Komodo Edit is a great code editor similar to Notepad ++ found on Windows and other operating systems.

When you follow the apply the steps above, in no time you’ll have Komodo Edits fully installed and functioning on Ubuntu.

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  1. je vous remercie de votre aide , sans vous je ne serais pas parvenu à installer “Komodo Edit”

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