Install Komodo Edit in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 using PPA

Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It’s based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, offers sophisticated support for all major scripting languages, including in-depth autocomplete and calltips, multi-language file support, syntax coloring and syntax checking, Vi emulation, Emacs key bindings. It provides dynamic language expertise for Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl, plus JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML, and template languages like RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django.

Install Komodo Edit in Ubuntu from PPA:

Komodo Edit gets a PPA on So far, it provides the latest packages for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and 12.04 Precise. To install it, hit Ctrl+Alt+T, copy and paste following commands into terminal and run one by one.

Add the ppa to repository:

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


sudo apt-get update

Install Komodo Edit from the repository:

sudo apt-get install komodo-edit

To install Global Menu integration with Unity, run command:

sudo apt-get install komodo-edit-globalmenu

Once installed, you can open Komodo Edit from the Unity Dash Home. Or in file Properties window Open With tab, choose Komodo Edit and set as default.



  1. TheRogueSkolar says:

    Thanks. Nice quick tutorial. I find myself installing programs from the command line more and more these days. Software center is too bloated, and runs slow. Can’t beat the simplicity and power of the terminal.

  2. Marcel Kim says:

    Simple, clean & quick ! Good job done ;) thank’s bro

  3. Horan says:

    Thanks, very very useful for beginers like me !

  4. Markus says:

    Somehow possible to activate the GlobalMenu Plugin for Ubuntu from the start on?

    But be enhance the Komodo Ubuntu experience :)

    • HandyTutorial says:

      Thanks dude! But now it contains Komodo Edit 8 and GlobalMenu plugin in the ppa. So after adding the ppa and update, just run :

      sudo apt-get install komodo-edit komodo-edit-globalmenu

      It installs Komodo Edit 8 with global menu supported. If you’re running Ubuntu 13.04, go to the PPA Download Page to get the DEBs.

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