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gedit - Man Page

a general-purpose text editor

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

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

Description

gedit is an easy-to-use and general-purpose text editor. Its development started in 1998, at the beginnings of the GNOME project, with a good integration with that desktop environment.

You can use it to write simple notes and documents, or you can enable more advanced features that are useful for software development.

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/ReportingBugs

Authors

Paolo Borelli
Sébastien Wilmet
Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
Jesse van den Kieboom
Paolo Maggi
and many others.

Referenced By

ezdxf-browse(1).

17 July 2022