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Gedit – free and open source, simple and convenient, but powerful text editor for creating notes and programming from the GNOME project


  • The Gedit program has a simple and intuitive interface;
  • There is support for tabs;
  • Supports syntax highlighting for many programming languages, page markup languages, and scripts: Python, Shell, C, C++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Markdown and many others;
  • Full support UTF-8 and other encodings;
  • You can choose: the font family and its size, as well as the color scheme of the program;
  • Print and print preview support;
  • Search and replace with support of regular expressions;
  • It is possible to hide/show: the side panel (file Manager) and the bottom panel;
  • Spell check support;
  • It is possible to cancel/repeat actions;
  • Support: automatic indentation, line numbers and grid display, text wrapping;
  • Automatically save backup copies of files before changing them;
  • Setting up automatic saving with a specified time period;
  • Word auto-completion;
  • You can view document statistics: the number of lines, words, and characters with or without spaces;
  • You can insert a date and time;
  • Sorts a document or selected text;
  • Plugins support: bookmarks, text translation, special characters, color picker, command-line interface for advanced editing, and others;
  • Full-screen mode support;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

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The software Gedit is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install gedit

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.gnome.gedit

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:3.38.0
Developer:Gedit Developers
Programming language:C, Python
License:GPL v2

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