GEDIT(1)                                                              GEDIT(1)

       gedit - text editor for the GNOME Desktop

       gedit [OPTION]... [FILE]...

       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.

       --help Prints the command line options.

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

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

              Create a new document in an existing instance of gedit.

       +[num] For  the  first  file, go to the line specified by "num" (do not
              insert a space between the "+" sign and the number).   If  "num"
              is missing, go to the last line.

              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

              Display list of possible values for the encoding option and exit

              Output version information and exit

       If      you     find     a     bug,     please     report     it     at

       Paolo Maggi (

       Paolo Borelli (

       James Willcox (

       Federico Mena Quintero (

       Chema Celorio

                                  24 Apr 2006                         GEDIT(1)