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I'm hoping to add search and replace within selection and search within files. Having a search option in the context menu would also be handy.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

For searching within files I found this plugin:

The ability to search and replace only selected text has been requested for years
( ) but I haven't found any plugins to do that.

A complete list of gedit plugins:

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I was too slow! I'd say +1 for the extra links. – gamerchick02 Nov 2 '10 at 1:34

Is this gedit search plugin what you're looking for? Instructions to install are on that website.

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This thread is really old, but here is a little update. For gedit 3 I would recommend this plugin advanced-find over the gedit-file-search, because I was not able to install the latter with my gedit 3.4.1. Also, it works fine.

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