MarcEdit Linux Installation Instructions

MarcEdit 6 includes a zipped version of the application that can be run on any system that has the Mono Framework installed.

Installation Steps:

  1. Download the MarcEdit app bundle.  This file has been zipped to reduce the download size.
  2. Unzip the file and open the MarcEdit folder.  Find the Install.txt file and read it.
  3. Ensure that you have the Mono framework installed.  What is Mono?  Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET framework.  The best way to describe it is that .NET is very Java-like; it’s a common runtime that can work across any platform in which the framework has been installed.  There are a number of ways to get the Mono framework — for MarcEdit’s purposes, it is recommended that you download and install the official package available from the Mono Project’s website.  You can find the Mac OSX download here:
  4. Run MarEdit via the command-line using mono MarcEdit.exe from within the MarcEdit directory.

Command-line tools:

MarcEdit has a command-line version of the program.  Information about the command-line use and options can be found here:


Happy editing.