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gedit - text editor for the GNOME Desktop


gedit [OPTION...] [FILE...] [+LINE[:COLUMN]]
gedit [OPTION...] -


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 dynamically add new advanced
features to gedit itself.


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

-g, --geometry=GEOMETRY
Set the X geometry window size (WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y).

Display list of possible values for the encoding option and exit.

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

Create a new document in an existing instance of gedit.

-s, --standalone
Run gedit in standalone mode.

-w, --wait
Open files and block the gedit process.

--help Prints the command line options.

Output version information and exit.

FILE Specifies the file to open when gedit starts. If this is not specified, gedit will
load a blank file with an "Unsaved Document" 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
"http://www.gnome.org", or load a file from a FTP server, like

- gedit will read from stdin

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

COLUMN For the first file, go to the column specified by COLUMN. If COLUMN is missing, go
to the first column.

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