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Gedit Trailsave

A plugin for Gedit 3 to strip trailing whitespace on save.

This will not work on Gedit 2. You can download the Gedit 2 version here:

  • Authors:
    • Osmo Salomaa wrote original Gedit 2 plugin
    • Jon Leighton ported to Gedit 3
  • Version: 3.1.2


  1. Download a package or clone the git repository
  2. Run ./ to copy the relevant files into ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
  3. Restart Gedit
  4. Activate the plugin in 'Edit > Preferences'
  5. Now, whenever a document is saved, trailing whitepace will be removed


Copyright (C) 2006-2011 Osmo Salomaa & Jon Leighton

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

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