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Is there a Dreamweaver HTML editor replacement?

Hello Can anybody suggest me the best editor for ubuntu(9.10) for programming purpose like dreamweaver.and also the command how to install this editor on system.

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  • If you have another question to ask - then Ask it in a different question. – Marco Ceppi Nov 19 '10 at 5:07
  • hello sir at the end of my question display[closed],what it mean? – shalu Nov 19 '10 at 5:46

I recommend vim.

It is highly customizable. Its learning curve is a bit tough, but possibilities are almost endless.

Here is tutorial with installation tips and other useful stuff.

  • I m trying to install but give some error – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 8:39
  • ubc@ubc-desktop:~$ apt-get install vim vim-common vim-gnome vim-gui-common vim-runtime E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 8:40
  • try sudo apt-get install vim vim-common vim-gnome vim-gui-common vim-runtime – qutron Nov 18 '10 at 8:48
  • it successfully run. It installed or need any other step need ? – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 9:20
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    I would not suggest vim as a replacement for dreamweaver. The learning curve from one to the other is more than "a bit tough". – Oli Nov 18 '10 at 12:24

geany Install with sudo apt-get install geany geany-plugins


I would prefer netbeans and eclipse. Both are available on software center.

  • I dont know about linux.can u please tell me whole procedure.Thanks – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 5:06
  • ok i found the software center – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 5:07
  • Hope you have successfully installed it. if you feel any difficulties feel free to post it here. – aneeshep Nov 18 '10 at 5:26
  • ok again thanks for reply.I m installing but it taking time – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 5:30
  • here is a similar post: askubuntu.com/questions/7391/… – aneeshep Nov 18 '10 at 5:37

It is a same question like this.

Is there a Dreamweaver HTML editor replacement?


You may also be happy with Gedit, the GNOME standard editor that is already installed in Ubuntu. There are many options and plugins available for configuring Gedit to meet your needs.

  • I have tried all advanced option that provided with gedit.But I m not able to find the end tag(html).Mean suppose i take mouse over a <div id="f1"> tag and i want to find the end of this div tag than it not show like this option. – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 9:26
  • Thats why I need other editor.In dreamweaver when take mouseover a div tag and then right click it show the option select current tag area.it will highligted that particular div.We can easily found how many <div> start and how many close.I m not figure out any help regard this. – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 9:30
  • I edited my answer for links to various plugins. – Takkat Nov 18 '10 at 10:19

dreamweaver is not an editor but a good solution for the web in Linux is Aptana. It is not WYSIWYG. To install it, only downlad unzip it (if necessary) and run it. Aptana will create a folder "workspace" (I´m not soure about the name) to your home folder and thats all.

  • Dreamweaver is an editor. I used it in text-mode for all my webdev editing (except ASP.NET) back when I used Windows. – Oli Nov 18 '10 at 11:59
  • ok!! it´s not only an editor is a WYSIWYG and an editor. I will change my commend :) – Vassilis Nov 18 '10 at 12:10

For web development you can use an editor called Bluefish.


Bluefish is targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites. See features for an extensive overview

You can install this from the command line using the following command

sudo apt-get install bluefish

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  • where it will show after installation using given command.Thanks – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 11:18
  • Can we find in this end tag of particular tag? – shalu Nov 18 '10 at 11:20

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