KATE(1)                         KDE User's Manual                        KATE(1)



NAME
       kate - Advanced text editor for KDE

SYNOPSIS
       kate [-s, --start name] [--startanon] [-n, --new] [-b, --block] [-p,
            --pid pid] [-e, --encoding name] [-l, --line line] [-c, --column
            column] [-i, --stdin] [-u, --use] [KDE Generic Options]
            [Qt Generic Options]

DESCRIPTION
       Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor.

       Kate also provides the editor part for various applications, under the
       name KWrite.

       Some of Kate's many features include configurable syntax highlighting for
       languages ranging from C and C++ to HTML to bash scripts, the ability to
       create and maintain projects, a multiple document interface (MDI), and a
       self-contained terminal emulator.

       But Kate is more than a programmer's editor. Its ability to open several
       files at once makes it ideal for editing UNIX®'s many configuration
       files. This document was written in Kate.

OPTIONS
       -s, --start name
           Start Kate with a given session.

       --startanon
           Start Kate with a new anonymous session, implies -n.

       -n, --new
           Force start of a new Kate instance (is ignored if start is used and
           another Kate instance already has the given session opened), forced
           if no parameters and no URLs are given at all.

       -b, --block
           If using an already running Kate instance, block until it exits, if
           URLs given to open.

       -p, --pid  pid
           Only try to reuse kate instance with this pid (is ignored if start is
           used and another Kate instance already has the given session opened).

       -e, --encoding  name
           Set encoding for the file to open

           You can use this to force a file opened in utf-8 format, for
           instance. (The command iconv -l provides a list of encodings, which
           may be helpful to you.)

       -l, --line  line
           Navigate to this line

       -c, --column  column
           Navigate to this column

       -i, --stdin
           Read the contents of stdin

       -u, --use
           Use an already running Kate instance; default, only for compatibility

SEE ALSO
       More detailed user documentation is available from help:/kate (either
       enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/kate).

       There is also further information available at the Kate website[1].

EXAMPLES
       To open a file named source.cpp at column 15, line 25, in an existing
       Kate window, you could use:

           kate -c 15 -l
           25 -u source.cpp

       If you have an active internet connection, you can take advantage of
       KDE's network transparency to open a file from an ftp site. If you do not
       have write permission on the remote server, the file will be opened read
       only and you will be prompted for a local filename to save to if you make
       changes. If you do have write permission, changes will be saved
       transparently over the network.

           kate ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/README

AUTHORS
       The maintainer of Kate is Christoph Cullmann cullmann@kde.org. A
       comprehensive list of authors and contributors is available in the
       complete user manual mentioned above.

AUTHOR
       Lauri Watts <lauri@kde.org>
           Author.

NOTES
        1. the Kate website
           http://kate-editor.org/



K Desktop Environment              2010-10-06                            KATE(1)