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       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".

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

              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 "".

              Display list of possible values for the encoding option and exit

              Output version information and exit


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                                  24 Apr 2006