[TIPS] Best and Complete Plugins For Gedit

For those who using Linux should now what is gedit. Gedit is the official text editor of GNOME desktop environment. And i like to use gedit most when i’m doing my job as a developer. Beside it’s very light (not like an IDE) also it is simple and easy to use.

Where i can get it? For those of you already using Linux desktop with GNOME, gedit already bundled as the text editor. But if you don’t have it, you can download it at their official site here

And for Ubuntu user just simply type:

sudo apt-get install gedit

These are the current gedit features:

  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
  • Undo/Redo
  • Editing files from remote locations
  • File reverting
  • Print and print preview support
  • Clipboard support (cut/copy/paste)
  • Search and replace
  • Go to specific line
  • Auto indentation
  • Text wrapping
  • Line numbers
  • Right margin
  • Current line highlighting
  • Bracket matching
  • Backup files
  • Configurable fonts and colors
  • A complete online user manual

And for the best plugin to gedit you can find it here.  That plugin include more useful plugins, interesting style/themes, more syntax highlighting. With that plugin you can style your gedit more like a TextMate in Mac.

Here steps how to install and customize the plugin:

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Extract it
  3. Go to your shell and go to that folder
  4. Install python-webkitgtk with this command:
    sudo apt-get install python-webkitgtk
  5. Install python-pyinotify with this command:
    sudo apt-get install python-pyinotify
  6. Run install.sh
  7. After it finish go to your gedit, Edit > preferences. Customize it whatever you want to be.


  1. Kurt says:

    After messing with gphpeditor, scriptus and finding them all lacking I kept coming back to gedit. That was before I knew about this. Thanks for heading me in the right direction.

  2. Avin Tokade says:

    Is there any plugin for gedit for to continues see updated log file ?

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