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05-A.4: Gedit and More

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    Other Editors

    There are actually other editors, both for the command line as well as simple GUI based text editors. Gedit is a well known and simple editor. If you are working on a system that has graphics capabilities enabled, gedit might be the editor of choice.

    gedit window showing simple edit session. Gedit is a windows based editor, yet has numerous options.
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Using gedit. ("gedit in Linux" by Patrick McClanahan is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Some of the features of gedit are:

    • supports multiple tabs, allowing editing of multiple files
    • syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, Python…) /li>
    • undo/redo
    • print preview support
    • clipboard support
    • search and replace
    • multi-language, spell-checking
    • configurable fonts and colors
    • a flexible plugin system

    The example shows gedit with the file browser enabled on the left side, and three tabs across the top. Notice the colored text that is available for computer program creation/editing.

    Other Linux Editors

    There are numerous other editors that run on Linux. They can be found by searching the web. Simply search "Linux editors" - responses include command line editors as well as GUI based tools. Some are great for writing code, others are better for a variety of other uses.

    05-A.4: Gedit and More is shared under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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