gedit is a lightweight editing tool for the GNOME desktop found in many distributions of Linux, BSD and other Unix systems.

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sude gedit Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I have a VPS on which I am attempting to install pure-FTPd via a root SSH account on a remote machine. I have already installed gedit and have gotten to the stage where I need to edit a config using ...
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Gnome: How to open a very very large log file?

I've got a log file about 157Gb (Gnome). It's a very large file and nor gedit nor vim can open it. Alternatively I want only to see the last 20 lines and I can't back it up because of space storage ...
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Gedit: can search results be put into a list?

Is it possible to run a search on a file with gedit and have each line where there is a hit displayed "below" somewhere in a list?
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Gedit: is it possible to have a split screen? [on hold]

I'm on RHEL 6.5 Are there "standard" ( available from mainstream repositories ) Gedit plugins for giving Gedit the ability to have split windows - seeing the same file, but in two different windows. ...
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Default character map

When I need to use a special character from the Latin character map, I always need to scroll down to find the Latin. Is there a way that I can open the Latin character map by default, whenever I open ...
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Does gedit have a maximum column length and how to counter that?

very simple question: I am writing my data in a text file in the format(say): name val1 val2 val3 file1 20 33 44 file2 30 22 22 file3 20 12 12 Now I have about 100 values i.e. ...
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gedit - soft wrap text at 80 characters?

In gedit, is there any way to have the text soft-wrap at a certain column (e.g. 80 characters) rather than at the right edge of the window?
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Starting gedit from terminal produce error messages

When I start gedit from a terminal I get this output on the terminal: tomas@debian:~$ gedit (gedit:12617): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_set_column_types: assertion `priv->columns_dirty == ...
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Does Gedit have cool keyboard shortcuts?

I have used Vim before and I love the keyboard shortcuts, but I hate having to copy and paste, so I am looking for a text editor that makes it easier. I have been trying Gedit. It's cool. But I really ...
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gedit/nautilus: why are Markdown files considered binary?

I use the file browser pane of gedit. By default, it hides binary files, which is a good thing. However, for some reason, both gedit and nautilus think that *.md (Markdown) files are binary files. ...
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Change language colors/syntax highlighting in gedit

When a javascript file is open in gedit, I want comments to be green instead of the default blue. How do I change the colors?
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gedit - Home key, in indented text

Seems like a simple thing, but: Is there any way to convince gedit that pressing Home key on keyboard should go to the beginning of the text on an indented line, rather than to the 0th column? ...
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Gedit automatic replace

I want to replace some words(defined by me) in gedit, after a word has been completed and/or the document has been saved. For example \ðrac should be replaced with \frac I know I have seen this as an ...
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How to tell GEDIT to reload currently opened file

I am using GEDIT and I would like to have a shortcut key that allows me to tell GEDIT (on Ubuntu) to force reloading from file system the currently opened file. How can I do that?
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when i try to acces the gedit as root user it shows the error like this

when i try to acces the gedit as root user it shows the error like this: root@localhost Downloads# gedit No protocol specified Cannot open display: Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available ...
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Gedit gktsourceview3.0 rules - multiple optional suffixes

I'm trying to write a syntax highlighter rule for arm assembly to use in gedit. In arm, every command has some optional suffixes which make it execute conditionally. So obviously I want the command ...
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How to install plugins for gedit on Mac OS X?

gedit in this thread pretty much raised my interest as a light weight editor / IDE for R. I was happy to see that there is a .dmg for Mac OS X, but I still wonder where / how to install plugins, in ...
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Fallback fonts in gedit or geany for Windows

On Linux I often use gedit and Geany, and love the interface of both. On Windows (8) however, non seem to support font fallback; that is, when I open a text file containing Chinese and Japanese ...
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Missed scrolls in Gedit and nautilus

After I type anything in GEdit, it ignores the next 6 ticks of my scrollwheel in a direction. If I scroll 6 times up, it will then let me scroll up, but not down. To scroll down I will have to scroll ...
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How to fix Gedit not showing files

I have Ubuntu 12.10, my Gedit suddenly stopped showing files on the file browser. It only shows folders. I can open any file on Gedit, but the file browser doesn't show the files on the current ...
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Why can't I open a certain file in gedit

I edited one of gedit's language files (syntax highlighting) and – to test the changes – changed the language of an open file to another one and then back. I did this a couple of times, ...
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Unable to save file with gedit

After upgrading to Fedora 18, I am no longer able to edit the files in my html folder using gedit. The files have the following permission: -rw-r-----. me apache ...
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Can you do keyboard shortcuts in gedit?

Not sure if I am missing something very obvious here, but it looks like you can't set your own key bindings in gedit. I've looked around on the ubuntu support forums and Googled around, but apart from ...
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How to move files and folders with Gedit?

Is there a plugin or something to be able to drag and drop files in the file browser? I thought gedit was gonna become my default "IDE" after throwing away Netbeans. But just now I found I can't ...
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unable to open a file in gedit from the terminal when I login as root

When I try to open a file named tester.php from gedit by logging in as root, I see this : [root@Feddy htdocs]# gedit tester.php (gedit:4310): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session ...
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gedit flashes and exit automatically when opening a file

Environment:Ubuntu 11.10 gedit 3.2.3 When I open a specific .php file with gedit, it will appear in a flash and disappear immediately. I searched the web and found one way to get around this - use ...
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Gedit open current directory from terminal - Ubuntu 10.10

I've been searching for how to do this for quite some time and can't find an answer. I'm new to UNIX environments in general so excuse my ignorance. I'm watching a screencast on Rails and in OSX it ...
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CSS Taglist for gedit 3.4

How do we install/integrate CSS tag list in ubuntu 12.04, so that we can get the info of tags in the gedit text-editor? Where to get the tags xml files from ? and where to place them ? Does anyone ...
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Shortcut to remove first character of multiple lines in gedit

I want to be able to remove the first character of a line when I highlight multiple lines in gedit. Example: %Example is %Commented Code %Uncomment using this shortcut I would then ...
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Add terminal plugin to gedit on Windows

How can I use the embedded terminal feature, available for gedit on Linux, on Windows?
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Which command line text editor has the closest keybindings to Notepadd++, Gedit, or Kate (or any modern CUA style editor)?

I'm looking for a text editor that has an amazing common user access (CUA) mode (or can be configured to have it) that resembles closely modern editors like Notepad++, Gedit, Kate, Sublime, etc. I've ...
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gedit color HTML file

I have a file that I don't want to put .html in its name. However, I still want gedit to color it like an HTML file. Is there a way that I can tell gedit to color it as an HTML file? Like putting some ...
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PowerShell ISE as C editor (like gEdit with embedded terminal)?

I've just discovered PowerShell in Windows 7 and realised that it comes with an ISE too. In Linux, I use gEdit with an embedded terminal when writing C programs and I've been looking for an ...
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Convert vim syntax highlighting for use with gedit

Is there an easy way to convert vim syntax highlighting definitions for use with GtkSourceView/gedit?
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Config file for gedit to disable line wrap?

Is there a non-interactive way to disable line wrapping in gedit? i.e., a config file? I am teaching a class and would like to change the settings for the whole class globally. (follow-up to how ...
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gedit, keyboard shortcut to switch to bottom pane (command prompt)

Im on Ubuntu, and using gedit for some minor programming stuff, and was wondering if anyone knows a keyboard shortcut to switch between the text area and the bottom pane (bottom pane = shell / command ...
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How to make HTML snippets available when working with PHP?

This question is not only about HTML and PHP, there are some files which are written in more than one language. Let's take example of HTML; here you can do CSS and JavaScript stuffs in it. In ...
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GEdit 'Session Saver'

I use 'session saver' with GEdit on Ubuntu 11.10. I would like to know where GEdit stores them so that I can automatically back it using DropBox. Session Saver: Allow to bookmark working sessions ...
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Gedit ftp plugin won't connect

I'm using gEdit and I want to connect to an FTP server with the FTP Browser plugin. I filled in the connection details but when i click on the connect button it won't respond. I'm sure the FTP ...
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Can't install gedit plugins on Linux Mint 12

I'm trying to install for instance this plugin in gedit on Linux Mint 12 (Gnome 3). The gedit version is 3.2.3. According to the Gnome gedit plugins page, the following must hold for third party ...
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Modifying a gedit syntax highlighting file

I am trying to change a highlighting file from Gedit. I have modified the file /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/fortran.lang because I want to change the cases in which the editor takes a ...
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I have problems printing from gedit in Windows

Gedit in Linux works like a champ. For me, in two installations Gedit in Windows XP works well except that it will not print properly on HP LaserJets or Toshiba's laser printers. It will make a 90 ...
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Can gedit on mac be used to edit files over ssh?

I use a linux machine at work and a mac at home. I can ssh from my machine at home to my work machine. But the only editor that I have access to on the command line then is vi, which I don't like. ...
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How to change the UI language of gedit under windows7?

gedit starts with the system-language of my system but I want to use the US version of the UI. I can not find a option in the menues or the config-file. Is there a way to change this?
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How do you use sftp with gedit on Ubuntu?

Do you need a plugin to edit sftp files on a remote server with gedit? Which one works best? What about (non-secure) ftp?
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Custom gedit Syntax Highlighting for Dummies?

I want to make (have, actually) a custom syntax highlighting for gedit. There would be just a few different items: A line that begins with 2 tabs. ----- One color. A line that begins with 3 tabs. ...
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GEdit Snippets don't seem to work on remote files?

I am attempting to use gedit's "snippets" plugin. They work great in Ubuntu, but I've since switched to Debian. Now, even though I have enabled Snippets, they don't work when I am editing files on a ...
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How to configure GEdit correctly?

I've installed GEdit, but I find it quite unusable for programming purposes, which plugins are useful for such thing? (e.g.: to enable auto indentation, auto completion, ...) One of the thins I'm ...
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Gedit - how to set default encoding opening?

I would like to somehow make Gedit on my sister's laptop to open text files in Windows1250 (CP1250-Winlatin2) encoding by default. She has a plenty of ebooks in txt format and opening them in ...
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How can I open a large XML file?

I've got to read an XML file and put it into a DB. But before that I want to open it and 'clean' it by deleting many chunks of records. The original file is about 20Mb. How can I open this file to ...