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Sunday, 28 February 2016

KALI – How to install Notepad++ – The Visual Guide

We all love Notepad++, luckily we can install this on Kali.

Step 1 – Install Wine

sudo apt-get install wine


Step 2 – Download Notepad++


create new folder > Notepad – save the download in this folder

Step 3 – Use wine to open npp.6.6.7.Installer.exe

Open a terminal

cd notepad


wine npp.6.6.7.Installer.exe

**If you’re on a 64 bit machine you’ll get an error about Multi Architecture instructions.

Okay, so lets fix this, and make your machine able to cope with multiple architectures.

Step 4 – Make 64 bit machines “Multi Architecture”

In a root terminal type

dpkg  –add-architecture i386

apt-get update

apt-get install wine-bin:i386

Now, lets try step 3 again.

Now the wine installer runs

Okay > Next > I Agree

Accept defaults in Setup

Next > Next >

Tick the box to create a shortcut on the desktop

Install > Finish > Run Notepad++

Here’s your shortcut..

Viola!  Easey Peasey