Bluefish Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Bluefish is an advanced text editor with a variety of tools for programming in general and the development of dynamic websites. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Bluefish from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Bluefish Silently

Bluefish 2.x Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Bluefish Installer for Windows
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: Bluefish-2.x.x-setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Bluefish Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Bluefish
Vendor:The Bluefish Developers
Version:2.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Bluefish-2.x.x-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Bluefish\bluefish-uninst.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Bluefish\bluefish-uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.bennewitz.com/bluefish/stable/binaries/win32/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Install Bluefish Without Internet Connection

  1. Download the Bluefish Installer for Windows
  2. Download the Bluefish Installer to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Download the GTK+ 2.24.8 Installer
  4. Download the GTK Installer to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\redist)
  5. Download a language dictionary of your choice (I chose English)
  6. Download the language dictionary to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\redist)
  7. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  8. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  9. Enter the following command: Bluefish-2.x.x-setup.exe /S
  10. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Bluefish Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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How to Uninstall Bluefish Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Bluefish Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Bluefish\bluefish-uninst.exe" /S

Bluefish Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Bluefish\bluefish-uninst.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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