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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++

notepad frog


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

notepad 3

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

Open a terminal

cd notepad


wine npp.6.6.7.Installer.exe

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

notepad installer 2Okay, 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.

wine after multi archNow the wine installer runs

Okay > Next > I Agree

wine installer runs

Accept defaults in Setup

Next > Next >


Tick the box to create a shortcut on the desktop

Install > Finish > Run Notepad++

shortcutHere’s your shortcut..


Viola!  Easey Peasey


KALI – First things to do after installing Kali Debian Linux – The Visual Guide

  1. sniper permalink

    You could always install gedit which is the same as notepad++ but for Linux.
    sudo apt-get install gedit


  2. Barel permalink

    In step 4 your first command is wrong. You need one more dush before the word ‘add’.

    The command should be:
    dpkg –add-architecture i386


    • Hi Barel,

      It’s a quirk of wordpress, if you type in two dashes, it becomes a solid line. This is a real pain, where command line syntax is involved.
      On the other hand, it’s why the visual guides started to appear… so you can see in the screenshot that there’s two dashes.
      Thank you for commenting – and I hope that Notepad++ works great for you🙂


  3. why i can’t install npp in my Kali Linux
    and i get report :
    “Executing wine (wineserver64) 1.8.1 on Debian Kali Linux Rolling (amd64).
    If something goes wrong, please rerun with “WINEDEBUG=err+all wine”
    for more detailed debugging output.
    wine: cannot find L”C:\\windows\\system32\\npp.6.6.7.Install.exe””


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