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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

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

       -      gedit will read from stdin

       +LINE  For  all  the files specified on command line, 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  all the files specified on command line, 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   the   GNOME   bug   tracker.   See


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                                           17 May 2010                                   GEDIT(1)