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gedit - graphical text editor

Introduction

gedit is a graphical text editor commonly used on Linux-based desktop systems. Features that may be useful for programmers include syntax highlighting for various languages, line numbering and bracket matching. To use this editor requires an X Window connection as described in the QuickStart Guide for New Users.

Click on the Software Versions tab above to see which systems have gedit installed.

If gedit is not available on the particular WestGrid system on which you are working, consider using NEdit (type nedit) as it provides many of the same features.

After you have connected with X Window (X11) tunnelling turned on in your SSH terminal client, to start gedit, just type

gedit

or

gedit name_of_file_to_edit

 

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Updated 2013-12-11.