gedit 3.10.4 Plugins in Ubuntu 14.04

I like the gedit text editor in Ubuntu 14.04. It is simple and trivial to add new features through plugins. Below I will list the plugins I like and where to find them. I will also give some general installation instructions. Commands from the terminal look like this sentence.

  • System Information
  • Plugins I have installed
    • From
      • Advanced Find & Replace
        • Advanced find & replace functions. Find & replace in documents.
        • Installation from install script
          • bash
      • Control Your Tabs
        • Switch between document tabs using Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab (most recently used order) and Ctrl+PageUp / Ctrl+PageDown (tabbar order).
        • Installation
          • cp -av controlyourtabs.plugin ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
      • Toggle Text Wrapping
        • Quickly toggle text wrapping from the View menu or Toolbar.
        • Installation
          • cp -avR toggletextwrapping toggletextwrapping.plugin ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
    • From
      • Favorites
        • Organize your favorite documents for quick access.
        • Installation
          • cp -avR favorites favorites.plugin ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
      • gedit-markdown
        • Syntax highlighting, snippets, external tool, color scheme and embedded HTML preview (can also be used as a Web browser) for Markdown
        • I did not install this, but wanted it here to find it later
      • Pylint 2
        • Analyze Python source code with Pylint
        • Installation
          • I added Gedit BC Developer Plugins which contains Pylint
          • sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gedit-bc-dev-plugins/releases
          • sudo apt-get update
          • sudo apt-get install gedit-developer-plugins
  • Example Installation For Favorites Plugin
    • Most plugins are installed like the “favorites” plugin. All plugins provided good documentation for installation. A few plugins provide a bash installation script making installation even easier.
    • Download and extract the archive.
    • From the terminal, change directory to the extracted archive location with the “cd” command
    • Copy the file favorites.plugin and the folder favorites to ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/.
      • cp -avR favorites favorites.plugin ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
    • Restart Gedit.
    • Activate the plugin in gedit.
      • From the menu choose ‘Edit > Preferences’, select the ‘Plugins’ tab, and check the box next to ‘Favorites’

That is it. gedit comes for free from the Gnome Foundation. I appreciate everything they do and for promoting open source software. More information about gnome is here

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