I recently updated my Ubuntu to 16.04. I need to install Kate editor but it doesn't appear in the Ubuntu Software. Is there any way to install Kate Editor in Ubuntu 16.04?

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    Oh.. It was my mistake. ;) Fixed it now.. – Rossi Milan Bob Oct 27 '16 at 9:44

Try opening a terminal window (Alt+Ctrl+T) and typing the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kate

Please let me know if this was helpful or if you run into any problems.


  • It also worked in Ubuntu 20.04. – Henrik R. Sep 9 '20 at 10:44

It is part of Universe so should be available on an updated system that has universe enabled.

So ...

  • Do you have this disabled perhaps? (You can add it with sudo add-apt-repository universe).
  • Did you install Ubuntu 16.04 and not update the system yet? (sudo apt update to update it).

And ...

sudo apt install kate

should install it.


I installed the appimage version because I found the ubuntu version is different (e.g. doesn't have the regex search functionality).

The way I did that: see this Q/A on stackoverflow.

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