gedit is the GNOME text editor.

While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

gedit is no longer maintained, the project is looking for new maintainers, see Apps/Unmaintained.

Notable 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 with support of regular expressions
  • 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


Online Help (for gedit and default gedit plugins)

Frequently Asked Questions

Keyboard Shortcuts



Getting in Touch

Development Resources

HOWTO Documents

See Also

Apps/Gedit (last edited 2017-07-16 11:20:12 by SébastienWilmet)