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gedit is an excellent open-source text editor that offers us different functions to edit and develop code which is also expandable by means of plug-ins


The Linux editor in its version for Windows

October 3, 2019
7 / 10

Linux distros with GNOME desktop environments use gedit as their text editor, being one of the most used in the world to write code due to its excellent functions. If you're a Windows user, you can use its version for Microsoft's operating system.

An excellent code editor that's a classic on Linux

One of the most noteworthy aspects of this tool and the reason why it is chosen by many users is how simple and easy it is to use. Nevertheless, it comes along with a series of features that also contribute towards making it an excellent tool:

  • Compatible with different coding languages, including C, C++, Java, Python, HTML, XML, Perl...
  • Complete support for international UTF-8 text.
  • Syntax highlighting for different programming and markup languages.
  • Possibility to work with several files at once.
  • Remote editing.
  • Line numbering.
  • Highlighting of the current line.
  • Automatic backups.
  • Multi-language spellchecker.
  • Plug-in system that allows us to add new features.
  • Possibility to print and preview the print-out.
  • Jump to specific lines.
  • Clipboard support with cut, copy and paste functions.
  • Line count.
  • Margins.
  • Different graphic themes for the text.

A great tool for anyone who needs to develop or edit code and wants a very reliable open-source tool.

Requirements and additional information:

  • The 32 and 64-bit versions are different.
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