Monaco a web-based editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19

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On the Internet, there are applications for many things. Some of them are very valuable for our organization and we constantly talk about them here. Others, while not indispensable, can become a reference for certain cases. And is that really, in a company, we can get to have many applications for many things. So, in this post, I will show you how to install Monaco editor on your server Ubuntu 18.04 or Linux Mint 19.

Monaco is a web-based repowered text editor. That is, it is installed on a server and can be accessed across the entire network using a web browser. All this has its advantages and disadvantages, but it is really useful to centralize processes and thus avoid a misuse of computers.

On the other hand, The Monaco Editor is the code editor which powers VS Code. In other words, not only can you use it to simply write simple text, but you can even write code in it. It’s open source and it’s available using web technologies like node.js.

Install Monaco

Monaco is a web-based application that requires Node.js to work. So the first step to install Monaco is to previously install Node.js. Don’t worry, it’s really simple.

You can read How to install NodeJS on Ubuntu 18.04 or Linux Mint 19.

Or if you are going to use it on CentOS 7, How to install NodeJS on CentOS 7.

After that, you can start to install Monaco.

First, you need to install git for cloning the github Monaco repository.

:~$ sudo apt install git
Installing git
Installing git

Next, clone the repository.

:~$ git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/monaco-editor.git
Cloning the repository
Cloning the repository

Now install it.

:~$ cd monaco-editor
:~$ npm install .
Install Monaco
Install Monaco

Then start the Monaco service. Type on terminal:

:~$ npm run simpleserver
Running Monaco

As you can see in the image, you can access the application from the web browser, using the server IP and ports 8080 and 8088.

So, that’s it.

Conclusion

Monaco is an editor for the web, but it can be flexible thanks to its plugins. Installing it is simple now you must sacrifice all the profit.

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