jEdit Silent Install (How-To Guide)


jEdit is a free software text editor. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of jEdit from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install jEdit Silently

jEdit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jedit/files/latest/download
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-jdk15-downloads.html
  4. Download the Windows x64 Installer
  5. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: jdk-15.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: jedit0.0.0install.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
  11. Press Enter

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

Software Title:jEdit
Vendor:Contributors
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)jdk-15.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)jedit0.0.0install.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\jEdit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://sourceforge.net/projects/jedit/files/latest/download

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The jEdit installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

jEdit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

jdk-15.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
jedit0.0.0install.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\jEdit-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing jEdit to “C:\jEdit”

jdk-15.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
jedit0.0.0install.exe /DIR="C:\jEdit" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The jEdit installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

jEdit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

jdk-15.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
jedit0.0.0install.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Do Not Start jEdit Server Automatically on System Startup

jdk-15.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe /s
jedit0.0.0install.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!autostartserver

How to Uninstall jEdit Silently

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

jEdit Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\jEdit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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