man gedit Command

Man page for apt-get gedit Command

Man Page for gedit in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man gedit

Man Gedit  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man gedit in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man gedit

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

GEDIT(1)                                                                                                                                                    GEDIT(1)

gedit text editor for the GNOME Desktop

gedit [OPTION]... [FILE]...

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.

help Prints the command line options.

Set the character encoding to be used for opening the files listed on the command line".

new window
Create a new toplevel window in an existing instance of gedit.

new document
Create a new document in an existing instance of gedit.

+[num] For the first file, go to the line specified by "num" (do not insert a space between the "+" sign and the number). If "num" is missing, go to the
last line.

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 "".

list encodings
Display list of possible values for the encoding option and exit

Output version information and exit

If you find a bug, please report it at

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Chema Celorio

24 Apr 2006 GEDIT(1)

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