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KATE(1)			       KDE User's Manual		       KATE(1)

NAME
       kate - Advanced text editor for KDE

SYNOPSIS
       kate [-s, --start name] [--startanon] [-n, --new] [-b, --block] [-p,
	    --pid pid] [-e, --encoding name] [-l, --line line] [-c, --column
	    column] [-i, --stdin] [-u, --use] [KDE Generic Options]
	    [Qt	Generic	Options]

DESCRIPTION
       Kate is the KDE Advanced	Text Editor.

       Kate also provides the editor part for various applications, under the
       name KWrite.

       Some of Kate's many features include configurable syntax	highlighting
       for languages ranging from C and	C++ to HTML to bash scripts, the
       ability to create and maintain projects,	a multiple document interface
       (MDI), and a self-contained terminal emulator.

       But Kate	is more	than a programmer's editor. Its	ability	to open
       several files at	once makes it ideal for	editing	UNIX(R)'s many
       configuration files. This document was written in Kate.

OPTIONS
       -s, --start name
	   Start Kate with a given session.

       --startanon
	   Start Kate with a new anonymous session, implies -n.

       -n, --new
	   Force start of a new	Kate instance (is ignored if start is used and
	   another Kate	instance already has the given session opened),	forced
	   if no parameters and	no URLs	are given at all.

       -b, --block
	   If using an already running Kate instance, block until it exits, if
	   URLs	given to open.

       -p, --pid  pid
	   Only	try to reuse kate instance with	this pid (is ignored if	start
	   is used and another Kate instance already has the given session
	   opened).

       -e, --encoding  name
	   Set encoding	for the	file to	open

	   You can use this to force a file opened in utf-8 format, for
	   instance. (The command iconv	-l provides a list of encodings, which
	   may be helpful to you.)

       -l, --line  line
	   Navigate to this line

       -c, --column  column
	   Navigate to this column

       -i, --stdin
	   Read	the contents of	stdin

       -u, --use
	   Use an already running Kate instance; default, only for
	   compatibility

SEE ALSO
       More detailed user documentation	is available from help:/kate (either
       enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/kate).

       There is	also further information available at the Kate website[1].

EXAMPLES
       To open a file named source.cpp at column 15, line 25, in an existing
       Kate window, you	could use:

	   kate	-c 15 -l
	   25 -u source.cpp

       If you have an active internet connection, you can take advantage of
       KDE's network transparency to open a file from an ftp site. If you do
       not have	write permission on the	remote server, the file	will be	opened
       read only and you will be prompted for a	local filename to save to if
       you make	changes. If you	do have	write permission, changes will be
       saved transparently over	the network.

	   kate	ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/README

AUTHORS
       The maintainer of Kate is Christoph Cullmann cullmann@kde.org. A
       comprehensive list of authors and contributors is available in the
       complete	user manual mentioned above.

AUTHOR
       Lauri Watts <lauri@kde.org>
	   Author.

NOTES
	1. the Kate website
	   http://kate-editor.org/

K Desktop Environment		  2010-10-06			       KATE(1)

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