Ubuntu – How to install updated version of HTML tidy

software installation

On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), tidy is very old:

$ tidy --version
HTML Tidy for Linux released on 25 March 2009
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What's the easiest way to get tidy-html5 installed?

Have I somehow overlooked the package for it?

Best Answer

  • You can install the latest html-tidy from source using the instruction given on its github page.

    But the easiest way to install the latest version of html-tidy5 would be downloading the latest binary from this page http://binaries.html-tidy.org/

    If you're using 64bit Ubuntu, you'd do basically these commands

    wget https://github.com/htacg/tidy-html5/releases/download/5.4.0/tidy-5.4.0-64bit.deb
    sudo dpkg -i tidy-5.4.0-64bit.deb
    

    It should be installed fine.

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