gnome-text-editor, gedit - Text Editor for the GNOME desktop.
gnome-text-editor | gedit [--encoding=encoding] [--new-document] [--new-window] [+[num]] [gnome-std-options] [filename]
gedit or gnome-text-editor 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. Multiple documents can be edited at the same time. Each document resides in a specific tabbed section of the application window.
gedit features a flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features to gedit itself.
The following options are supported:
--encoding=encoding Set the character encoding to be used to open the files listed on the command line.
--new-document Create a new top-level document or tabbed section in an existing instance of gedit.
--new-window Create a new top-level window 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.
gnome-std-options Standard options available for use with most GNOME applications. See gnome-std-options(5) for more information.
The following operands are supported:
filename The name of the image file to edit.
The gedit application accepts pipes, so you can specify a pipe after another command, to load the output of the command into gedit. For example:
example% ls -l | gedit
Example 1: To Edit an ASCII File Named document.txt
example% gedit document.txt
Example 2: To Add a New Tab That Contains an ASCII File Named book.txt
example% gedit --new-document book.txt
Example 3: To Add a New Top-Level Window That Contains an ASCII File Named testfile.txt
example% gedit --new-window testfile.txt
The following exit values are returned:
0 Application exited successfully.
>0 An error occurred.
The following files are used by this application:
/usr/bin/gedit The executable file for the gnome-text-editor application.
/usr/bin/gnome-text-editor A symbolic link to the gedit executable file.
/usr/lib/gedit/plugins Location of gedit plugins.
/usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gedit Location of developer documentation for writing a gedit plugin.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWgnome-text-editor Interface stability Volatile
Online Help gedit manual.
This man page was written by the following people: Paolo Maggi, Paolo Borelli, Chema Celorio, James Willcox, Federico Mena Quintero.
Updated by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2004, 2006.
|SunOS 5.11||gedit (1)||31 Aug 2004|