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       gedit - text editor for the GNOME Desktop


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


       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.


       -b, --background
              Run gedit in the background.

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

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

              Display  list  of  possible  values  for the encoding option and

              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 "", or load a file from a FTP
              server, like "".

       +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.


       If      you     find     a     bug,     please     report     it     at


       Paolo Maggi (

       Paolo Borelli (

       Steve Frécinaux (

       Jesse van den Kieboom (

       Ignacio Casal Quinteiro <>

       James Willcox (

       Federico Mena Quintero (

       Chema Celorio

                                  17 May 2010                         GEDIT(1)