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In vim I can invoke ':make', which starts make, and if there are errors, it opens the file at the line where the error was. Is there something similar in kate? I've found a 'Focus Terminal' command, but it just opens a terminal, and I am specifically looking for the feature where the text editor goes to the lines where there are errors.

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As far as I know, the answer is NO.

As you already found out, there is a terminal plug-in, from which you can invoke the make (and that is what I do).

Aparently, they added the build plugin for kate.

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@satuon They added a build plug in recently. Edited the answer with link – BЈовић Apr 26 '12 at 19:12

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