Update August 2017: I find that Typora is a better option now
I’ve just installed UberWriter, a markdown editor for Linux that’s very similar to IA Writer. There’s plenty of posts out there that explain how to install the package, but I couldn’t find a way to start it.
Just quickly, here’s how to install UberWriter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install uberwriter
Once I’d installed it, I typed
uberwriter expecting the app to run. For some reason though, the binary wasn’t in my path. Google wasn’t much help, so I decided to search the filesystem using
find / -name "uberwriter" 2>/dev/null. This showed that a binary existed in
I added that folder to my path as follows:
Now I can launch UberWriter just by typing “uberwriter”. Unfortunately, this ties UberWriter to the terminal window you use to start it up. To get around this, I start it using the following command:
uberwriter &; disown; exit.
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