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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 dynamically add new advanced features to gedit itself.



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.
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 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 "", 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



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