Bypassing the download process when installing plugins
I have an issue where I need to be able to install plugins into my copy of Notepad++ which I run on my VDI. VDI’s in a corporate setting do not have access to the Internet, therefore I need to find a way to install these plugins without having to download them during the installation process. I can download the plugin files outside of the VDI and then copy them into the VDI. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks very much.
I haven’t validated this process (because I don’t have a need), but I’d think that you could look up where a plugin is stored using the json files HERE and then download what you need, based on your system type (very like 64 bits). See the “repository” field in the json data.
Then you’d put the downloaded plugin files into your plugins directory inside a folder named for them that you create on your target machine (VDI, apparently). Example: If plugin is called
XXX.dllyou create a folder named
XXXand put the DLL there, so
...\plugins\XXX\XXX.dll. Any supporting files that accompany the plugin DLL would also go in that folder, I’d think.
This is a bit light on the details, but seems like it would be the general procedure. Perhaps someone would give you the process in excruciatingly exact detail, but that would probably require you to indicate a plugin that you have interest in.
@alan-kilborn , thanks very much. The plugin that I really need is the Compare plugin
Can you follow the steps above to obtain and install it, or do you really need someone to walk you through the process specifically with the Compare plugin?