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gedit - The GNOME text editor

This is version 3.38.2 of gedit.

gedit is the text editor of the GNOME desktop environment.

The first goal of gedit is to be easy to use, with a simple interface by default. More advanced features are available by enabling plugins.

See the gedit official website for more information.


gedit is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later, see the file COPYING for more information.


gedit uses the GTK GUI toolkit.

For a complete list of dependencies, see the file and search the section “Dependencies”.


To build gedit from source, see the docs/ file.

How to report bugs

Please read the wiki page on how to report bugs, it contains a list of frequently reported bugs and a link to the bug tracker.

Development resources


gedit development relies on voluntary contributions and everyone is invited to help.

See the file for more information.