Etherpad lite for linux ?

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How to use this Etherpad lite in Linux systems? How to install this tool and what features it has additionally from existing notepads?

Best Answer by Z. Jony
Answered By 0 points N/A #86241

Etherpad lite for linux ?



Dear user,

Below is the YouTube video where you can have instructions. Step by step on how to install either pad Lite on Linux

also this program consists of many additional features than a normal notepad

such as,

Password protection

Auto saves

Automatically markup JavaScript  

And many more.

Thank you


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Best Answer
Answered By 0 points N/A #86242

Etherpad lite for linux ?


Dear User,

Actually you don't need to install it. It is a web based tool.
Follow the link:  to create new one.
Otherwise, after downloading etherpad lite you need to setup a node.js server for that but people generally use this online. Now the question comes- "How to?". Nothing difficult to do. Details is here – .

Thank you!

Answered By 574230 points N/A #86244

Etherpad lite for linux ?


Here are the steps how you can install Etherpad Lite on Linux. First, you need to install the prerequisites. Use this command to install:

  • apt-get install build-essential python libssl-dev git-core git libsqlite3-dev gzip curl
  • # you will be prompted to press Y

Next is to install NPM and nodeJS.

  • mkdir ~/local
  • cd ~/local
  • wget
  • tar -zxvf node-v0.6.11.tar.gz
  • cd node-v0.6.11
  • ./configure –prefix=$HOME/local/node
  • make
  • make install
  • echo 'export PATH=$HOME/local/node/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.profile
  • echo 'export NODE_PATH=$HOME/local/node:$HOME/local/node/lib/node_modules' >> ~/.profile
  • source ~/.profile

This is the part where the actual installation of Etherpad Lite takes place and running it afterwards.

  • git clone git://
  • etherpad-lite/bin/
  • # You will be prompted to type Etherpad Lite rocks my socks.

Here, installing Etherpad Lite is finished and it should be running. You can access it from “http://localhost:9001”. If you have an older version of Linux Ubuntu or Debian, you need to install sqllite from backports. Open “/etc/apt/sources.list” and add without quotes “deb lenny-backports main”. Save and close the file.

Run the following commands:

  • apt-get update
  • apt-get -t lenny-backports install libsqlite3-dev

If you encounter an error, run the command without quotes “rm -Rf node_modules” and execute the startup script again, In case these steps no longer work because of a much updated environment, please visit Official Install Documents by Etherpad Foundation for much up-to-date instructions.

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