Install Tilde on Ubuntu 20.04

Tilde is a text editor that allows to create and modify text files via command line. This editor can be useful for users which normally work with GUI based text editors and sometimes need to modify text files via command line. Tilde provides menu, allows to select the text and copy it by pressing CTRL+C, paste the previously copied text with CTRL+V, etc.

This tutorial shows how to install Tilde on Ubuntu 20.

Install Tilde

Make sure the package lists are up-to-date:

sudo apt update

Run the following command to install Tilde:

sudo apt install -y tilde

When installation is completed, we can check Tilde version:

tilde --version

Testing Tilde

In order to create a new file or edit an existing file, run the tilde command and give a filename as argument:

tilde test.txt

If you don't have required permissions to edit a file, execute the tilde command as a superuser:

sudo tilde /etc/profile

You can save file by pressing CTRL+S. Press CTRL+Q to quit the Tilde. Menu options can be chosen to perform various actions.

Editing file with Tilde on Ubuntu

Uninstall Tilde

If you want to completely remove Tilde and related dependencies, use the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y tilde

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