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I found that as a gedit session runs longer, the more memory it takes, regardless of how small the sizes of the text files opened in the session are. So is it normal or a memory leak problem?

For example, I now open 16 text files, each about 1~2KB, but the memory gedit takes is 100Mib.

Thanks and regards!

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It could be a memory leak. It could also be creating an undo storage area or any number of other minor things that no one thinks of when using a text editor, like syntax highlighting by extension for example. If you want a really low memory profile go for vim or nano. If you want to accept the impact of features, then go for something with a gui.

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