Gedit also known as Gnome Edit is developed by Gnome and part of the GNOME Core Applications that are installed generally as part of the GNOME Desktop Environment on various Linux systems.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install Gedit on Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 LTS.
To begin, you can update the repositories available on our system with the below command:
$ sudo apt update
Now install gEdit by running the below command:
$ sudo apt install -y gedit
When the packages are installed, the application will be available on the system.
Run the below command to see if gEdit is installed:
$ gedit –version
You will see the latest version available on your system. If you want to see gEdit presence in your system via dashboard then press the super key and search for the gedit.
To launch gEdit Text Editor, simply launch the application after searching it.
GEdit can be extended to the best of availibilty.
It can be used for programming thus we can install plugins.
You can run the below command to install pre-developed plugins for gEdit editor:
$ sudo apt install gedit-plugins
These plugins will make the editor robust for programming in any language.
To remove gEdit text editor from the system, run the below commands:
$ sudo apt remove gedit-plugins
$ sudo apt remove gedit
After the successful removal of all the packages, the software will be removed from your system.
This article covers how to install gEdit on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish and extend it using Plugins. In fact, gedit is a text editor which supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. gedit is a graphical application which supports editing multiple text files in one window (known sometimes as tabs or MDI).