Version3(as of 5/29/2015)
LicenseOpen Source
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Rating:3.8  |  23 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports several files such as TXT, PY, and INFO
  • Provides syntax highlighting for Java, HTML, Python, and other programming languages
  • Allows you to install plugins for additional functionality

Software Overview

gedit is an open source text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME runs on the Linux operating system and is developed by volunteers and paid contributors that make up the GNOME Project.

gedit supports several file types including the .TXT, .PY, .LST, and .INFO files. The editor provides configurable syntax highlighting for a variety of languages such as C++, Java, XML, HTML, Python, and Perl. gedit also comes with search and replace, text wrapping, bracket matching, current line highlighting, and configurable font and color functionality. If you need to add any new functionality, the editor supports plugins, as well.

The text editor is designed for the GNOME desktop environment. It supports several formats, features some useful capabilities, and provides an online user manual. If you are a GNOME user, gedit is a solid option for editing text files.

Primary File Type

txt icon.TXTPlain Text File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.TXTPlain Text File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.GPXGPS Exchange File
.INFOGeneric Information File
.LSTData List
.LSTGRUB Boot List File
.MWolfram Mathematica Language Package
.PYPython Script
.RPTGeneric Report
.SCHEMASGConf Schema Definition File
Updated 5/29/2015