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GEDIT(1)		    General Commands Manual		      GEDIT(1)

       gedit - text editor for the GNOME Desktop

       gedit [OPTION...] [FILE...] [+LINE[:COLUMN]]
       gedit [OPTION...] -

       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.

	      Set the character	encoding to be	used  for  opening  the	 files
	      listed on	the command line.

	      Display  list  of	 possible  values  for the encoding option and

	      Create a new toplevel window in an existing instance of gedit.

	      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.

	      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
	      "",  or  load	a file from a FTP server, like

       -      gedit will read from stdin

       +LINE  For the first file, go to	the line specified by LINE (do not in-
	      sert  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.

       If  you	find  a	 bug,  please  report it at the	GNOME bug tracker. See

       Paolo Maggi (

       Paolo Borelli (

       Steve FrA(C)cinaux (

       Jesse van den Kieboom (

       Ignacio Casal Quinteiro <>

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       Chema Celorio

				  17 May 2010			      GEDIT(1)


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