gedit man page

gedit — text editor for the GNOME Desktop

Synopsis

gedit [OPTION...] [FILE...] [+LINE[:COLUMN]]
gedit [OPTION...] -

Description

gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment.

While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor. It can be used to create and edit all kinds of text files.

gedit features a flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features to gedit itself.

Options

--encoding
Set the character encoding to be used for opening the files listed on the command line.
--list-encodings
Display list of possible values for the encoding option and exit.
--new-window
Create a new toplevel window in an existing instance of gedit.
--new-document
Create a new document in an existing instance of gedit.
-s, --standalone
Run gedit in standalone mode.
-w, --wait
Open files and block the gedit process.
--help
Prints the command line options.
--version
Output version information and exit.
FILE
Specifies the file to open when gedit starts. If this is not specified, gedit will load a blank file with an "Unsaved Document" label. Multiple files can be loaded if they are separated by spaces. gedit also supports handling of remote files. For example, you can pass the location of a webpage to gedit , like "http://www.gnome.org", or load a file from a FTP server, like "ftp://ftp.gnome.org/robots.txt".
-
gedit will read from stdin
+LINE
For the first file, go to the line specified by LINE (do not insert a space between the "+" sign and the number). If LINE is missing, go to the last line.
COLUMN
For the first file, go to the column specified by COLUMN. If COLUMN is missing, go to the first column.

Bugs

If you find a bug, please report it at the GNOME bug tracker. See https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit/Repor….

Authors

Paolo Maggi (paolo@gnome.org)

Paolo Borelli (pborelli@gnome.org)

Steve Frécinaux (code@istique.net)

Jesse van den Kieboom (jessevdk@gnome.org)

Ignacio Casal Quinteiro <icq@gnome.org>

James Willcox (jwillcox@gnome.org)

Federico Mena Quintero (federico@novell.com)

Chema Celorio

Info

17 May 2010