GEDIT(1)                                                                GEDIT(1)

       gedit - text editor for the GNOME Desktop

       gedit [OPTION...] [FILE...] [+LINE[:COLUMN]]

       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

       gedit  features a flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically
       add new advanced features to gedit itself.

       -b, --background
              Run gedit in the background.

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

       -g, --geometry=GEOMETRY
              Set the X geometry window size (WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y).

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

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

              Create a new document in an existing instance of gedit.

       -s, --standalone
              Run gedit in standalone mode.

       -w, --wait
              Open files and block the gedit process.

       --help Prints the command line options.

              Output version information and exit.

       FILE   Specifies the file to open when gedit starts. If this is not spec‐
              ified, gedit will load a blank file  with  an  "Unsaved  Document"
              label.  Multiple files can be loaded if they are separated by spa‐
              ces.  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

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

       COLUMN For the first file, go to the column specified by COLUMN.  If COL‐
              UMN is missing, go to the first column.

       If     you     find     a     bug,     please      report      it      at

       Paolo Maggi (

       Paolo Borelli (

       Steve Frécinaux (

       Jesse van den Kieboom (

       Ignacio Casal Quinteiro <>

       James Willcox (

       Federico Mena Quintero (

       Chema Celorio

                                   17 May 2010                          GEDIT(1)