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GEDIT(1)                    General Commands Manual                   GEDIT(1)



NAME
       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 dynami-
       cally 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.

       -g, --geometry=GEOMETRY
              Set the X geometry window size (WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y).

       --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 Docu-
              ment" 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
       http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=gedit.

AUTHORS
       Paolo Maggi (paolo@gnome.org)

       Paolo Borelli (pborelli@katamail.com)

       Steve Frecinaux (code@istique.net)

       Jesse van den Kieboom (jessevdk@gnome.org)

       Ignacio Casal Quinteiro 

       James Willcox (jwillcox@gnome.org)

       Federico Mena Quintero (federico@novell.com)

       Chema Celorio




                                  17 May 2010                         GEDIT(1)



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