How to Install Komodo Edit 10.2 in Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10

Komodo Edit

This is a quick tutorial for beginners how to install the latest Komodo Edit (10.2.0 so far) in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and later.

Komodo Edit is a free text editor for dynamic programming languages. It was introduced in January 2007 to complement ActiveState’s commercial Komodo IDE. As of version 4.3, Komodo Edit is built atop the Open Komodo project. Many of Komodo’s features are derived from an embedded Python interpreter.

The official Linux binary contains an installer script, so you can easily install Komodo Edit in Ubuntu via following steps:

1. Go to the official download link below, select download Linux (x86) for 32bit , or Linux (x86_64) package for 64bit Ubuntu.

Komodo Edit Download Page

2. After downloaded the package, right-click to extract it, and open result folder in terminal via Open in Terminal option.


3. Now you can run the installer script via command:


You’ll be prompted to type a location to install the software. For single use, it’s recommended to leave blank and hit Enter.


Tip: If you want to install Komodo Edit to system folder (e.g., /opt/komodo-edit) for global use, run the script via following command instead and type in your password:

sudo ./

Once installed, launch the editor either via desktop shortcut or from Unity Dash and enjoy!


Uninstall / Remove Komodo Edit:

When a new release is out, you have to remove the current software installation and re-do above steps to install the new one.

To uninstall Komodo Edit, just REMOVE following file or folders:

  • the installation folder:
    • Komodo-Edit-10 folder – in user’s Home folder by default, or other location depends on where you typed when you were installing it.
  • the config, cache, shortcut, etc in user’s Home folder (press Ctrl+H to view/hide these hidden file folders).
    • .activestate folder.
    • .komodoedit folder.
    • .gnome/apps/komodo-edit-10.desktop file.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.