I understand that notepad++ doesn't have a linux version but hear rumours it can be done with wine. I have used wine before to put google sketchup (the version I installed was old enough that google still owned it when my version came out) onto a mint MATE system and know that wine installs usually need a bit of a guide for the user to read through as they often require the user to do things that somehow "magically" make it work, for example registry keys in wine's virtual registry may need fiddling with. Are there any of these "magic" steps a user must perform to do a wine install of notepad++ on linux?
Also, my experience of sketchup shows that while installing is possible one doesn't seem to be able to easily get a wined program to be the default with which to open a file type, or even show in the "right click on a file" menu at all. For sketchup, a CAD program, this isn't too big an issue, one can open the program first then browse for the files then spend however many hours working on them. For notepadd++ a text editor I'll need to open files often and quickly straight from the file manager, potentially even from the terminal. So can anyone give advice on how to make sure I can get notepad++, once installed with wine, to be in the "open with" menu and be the default for .txt , .cpp , .h and .xml files?
Please assume throughout that I'd want the latest version of notepad++ possible, but if only older versons are compatible with wine then please state it and give advice for using those older versions.
Edited by rp88, 18 October 2017 - 06:56 PM.