Gedit is a UTF-8 compatible text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. It's most basic function resembles the Microsoft Notepad tm text tool.

With this application you can do the following:

  • General purpose editing
  • Undo/Redo
  • Bracket matching
  • Use it to copy formatted text from the Internet etc. and paste it as standard text.
  • Edit source code
  • Line numbers
  • Print and print preview support
  • Easily edit configuration files from within a gnome-terminal session

Basic Usage

Basic Usage

Gedit is designed as a general purpose text editor, gedit emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. It includes tools for editing source code and structured text such as markup languages.

It is designed to have a clean, simple graphical user interface according to the philosophy of the GNOME project, and it is the default text editor for GNOME.

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You can access this application in the following ways:

  • Computer ▸ More Applications ▸ Accessories section ▸ Text Editor.
  • From the command line, type: 'gedit &' or 'gedit '

Further Information

Further Reading and Information

For more information regarding gedit , please refer to the following external website:


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