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gedit

Text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows
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What is gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.
gedit is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.

Who uses gedit?

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Developers
60 developers on StackShare have stated that they use gedit.

gedit Integrations

Pros of gedit
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Fast
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Lightweight
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GNOME Integration
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Syntax Highlighting
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Immediately starts
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Tabbed UI
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Free
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I love gnu-linux
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External tools and snippets
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Supports every programming language
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Spell Check
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If you took cs50, you know gedit
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Old gedit based on gtk2

gedit's Features

  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
  • Undo/Redo
  • Editing files from remote locations
  • File reverting
  • Print and print preview support
  • Clipboard support (cut/copy/paste)
  • Search and replace
  • Go to specific line
  • Auto indentation
  • Text wrapping
  • Line numbers
  • Right margin
  • Current line highlighting
  • Bracket matching
  • Backup files
  • Configurable fonts and colors
  • A complete online user manual
  • A flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features

gedit Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to gedit?
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Emacs
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
Geany
Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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gedit's Followers
90 developers follow gedit to keep up with related blogs and decisions.