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Lightweight text editor for GNOME

gedit is a text editor for the GNOME Desktop.

It is designed to be simple, light, and fast, but its plugin system can give you incredible power as well. Complete GNOME integration is featured.


User manual is available online at and its FAQ at Useful keyboard shortcuts are available at

"IRC general" IRC general channel

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License:GPLv3orlaterCalinou28 August 2015

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AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to usegnome-print 0.25
Required to uselibglade

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 February 2018.


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