Last Updated on: 9th December 2023, 05:34 pm

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Category: Office
Subcategory: Text Editors
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: February 12, 1999

Gedit – a simple text editor focused on a pleasing default experience. Gedit is a text editor based on the GTK graphical toolkit.

The first goal of gedit is to be easy to use, with a simple interface by default. More advanced features are available by enabling plugins.

– 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

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