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GMate - Gedit 3

NOTE: I'm updating some of the scripts and plugins for use with GNOME 3.

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This package contains some gedit improvements to make it more similar to TextMate. The package contain code snippets, plugins, and an automatic registration of rails-related files.

If you have issues with one of the plugins included in Gmate or have suggestions please fill an issue in




Due GSettings need of complied schemas, there's no easy way to provide plugin configuration right now. The GNOME devs are looking into this. See for more info.

Migrated right now (without support for settings):

  • FuzzyOpen (using GeditMessageBus to connect to filebrowser)
  • Rails File Loader
  • Zencoding
  • Smart Indent
  • Find In Files
  • Text Tools (need some reword on accels to not conflict with multiedit)

Removed plugins:

  • Gemini: there's a oficial plugin named Brack Completion that does the job. In ArchLinux it's available on the gedit-plugins package
  • Word completion: Same as above
  • Multiedit: same as above

This package contains some gedit improvements to make it more similar to TextMate. The package contain code snippets, plugins, and an automatic registration of rails-related files.

If you have issues with one of the plugins included in Gmate or have suggestions please fill an issue in

GMate package include


  • Advanced Bookmarks. Highlight, remenber and toggle bookmarks in your files.
  • Align columns. Align text blocks into columns separated by pipe ( | )
  • Classbrowser. A Classbrowser (depends of ctags, I use exuberant-ctags).
  • Encoding. Reopen the document in a different encoding
  • Embedded Terminal. Terminal with multiple windows
  • File Search. This is a search plugin for Gedit to search for a text inside a directory.
  • Find in Project. Search in the project with ack/grep.
  • Fuzzy Open. Quick way to open file in project.
  • Gedit Open File. Regex based file open (like textmate Go to file…).
  • Gedit Todo. Find Todo Marks in source files (integrated with filebrowser).
  • Gemini. Pair complete for quotes and braces.
  • Highlight Edited Lines. Highlights lines changed during your edit session.
  • Indent Converter. Converts tabs to spaces and spaces to tabs.
  • Multi Edit. Check it out at author's page
  • Pair Character Completion. Pair complete for quotes and braces, that also wrap selected text.
  • Pastie. Paste a selection of code or a source file to directly from editor
  • Quickhighligthmode. Fast change current highlight mode.
  • Rails Extract Partial. Extract selected region of rhtml as a partial.
  • Rails Hotcommands. Execute Rails Commands (such rake tasks).
  • Rails Hotkeys. Navigation in Rails Project Files.
  • Regex Search Replace. Search and replace with regular expressions.
  • Reopen Tabs. Saves opened tabs on exit to restore them on next run.
  • Simple Folding. Collapse selected text.
  • Smart Indent. Smart Indentation regex based.
  • Tabulation. Auto set tabs and spaces based on file type.
  • TextMate Style Autocompletion. Better autocompletion. Tap Esc to cycle through the available completions.
  • Text Map. Navigatable thumbnail of the entire file
  • Text Tools. Some text manipulation improvements (adapted from line tools).
  • Trailsave. Remove trailing spaces before save a document.
  • Word Completion. Word completion plugin.
  • Zen Coding. Tools for faster HTML/CSS coding
  • Zoom. Adds the ability to change the text size.

Note: Multi Edit plugin is not enabled by default GMate installation.

Refer to each plugin source code and readme file to get information about specific plugin licencing and copyright.

Language Improvements and Mime Types

  • Basic YAML Syntax Highlight
  • CoffeeScript Syntax Highlight
  • ColdFusion Syntax Highlight
  • Cucumber Syntax Highlight
  • Groovy and gsp Support (Included bundle created by Aaron Eischeid)
  • HAML Syntax Highlight
  • Markdown Syntax Highlight
  • reStructuredText Syntax Highlight
  • rhtml/erb Syntax Highlight
  • Ruby on Rails improvements
  • SASS Syntax Highlight


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