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       kate - Advanced text editor for KDE


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


       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.


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

       -u, --use
              Use an already running Kate

       -p, --pid  pid
              Only try to reuse kate instance with this pid

       -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


       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:


       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.



       The  maintainer  of  Kate  is Christoph Cullmann  <>. A
       comprehensive list of authors and  contributors  is  available  in  the
       complete user manual mentioned above.


       Lauri Watts.