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gedit is an easy-to-use and general-purpose text editor. Its development started in 1998, at the beginnings of the GNOME project, with a good integration with that desktop environment.

You can use it to write simple notes and documents, or you can enable more advanced features that are useful for software development.

It is released under Free/Libre Open Source software licenses.


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On Linux

You can install the gedit and gedit-plugins packages.

On macOS

A Homebrew formula is available: brew install gedit

On Windows

gedit is available on the Microsoft Store.

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