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.


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Notable Features

  • Files are opened in tabs
  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Syntax highlighting for lots of languages (Python, Shell, C, C++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Markdown and many others)

  • Configurable fonts and colors
  • Print and print preview support
  • Search and replace with support of regular expressions
  • A side panel with an integrated file browser
  • Spell-checking
  • Word auto-completion
  • Undo/Redo
  • Auto indentation
  • Text wrapping
  • Line numbers
  • Right margin
  • Highlight current line
  • Highlight matching brackets
  • Editing files from remote locations
  • Backup files
  • A flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features
  • List of plugins distributed with gedit

  • User manual


On Linux

  • You can install the gedit and gedit-plugins packages.

On macOS

  • A Homebrew formula is available: brew install gedit

On Windows

Getting in Touch

General communication:

See Also


Apps/Gedit (last edited 2023-10-25 16:40:45 by SébastienWilmet)