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Enable line numbers in gedit

I can't find how to enable the line numbers, current line highlight, and other goodness in 13.10.
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Gedit external tools plugin failed to load

I had gedit configured with some plugins but after upgrading to 13.10, every time I go the gedit Plugins and try to load the external tools I get a message saying: Failed to Load. Not sure how to fix ...
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Is it just me or are the gedit plugins in 13.10 incomplete?

The update went smooth but all my saved sessions from gedit in 13.04 are gone. I'm trying to figure out if those just weren't ready for prime time and were left out or if this is a system problem. ...
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gedit-developer-plugins on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

I've installed gedit-developer-plugins on a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander I've lauched gedit (from the terminal) but when I turn a GDP plugin on (in this case GDP Find) I get the following ...
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Some Bash questions for a newbie

I am studying Bash, but there are some things that are not explained in my book. First I'll post a script, and then I will ask questions going through scripts. Bash Script: $ cat sortmerg ...
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Is this a bug in gedit or a corrupted file?

I tried to open file 10.txt in http://www.ohjelmointiputka.net/tiedostot/mpera.zip by Gedit. However, there seems to be some problems. Is this a bug of a Gedit or is that file somehow corrupted? A ...
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Wildcards in gedit

Is there a way to use wildcards in gedit's search and replace function? I really don't want to have to install anything or try or have to figure out how to use a 3rd party plugin—I installed the ...
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How to change the default highlighting of gedit for a specific extension

Everytime I open a .m file, gedit associates Octave highlighting to it. I would like to change the default behavior to Matlab. How can I, in general, change the default highlighting that gedit gives ...
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gedit plugin to highlight all instances of selection

Using gedit 3, I've tried multiple plugins to highlight all instances of the current selection (a la Notepad++): https://code.google.com/p/smart-highlighting-gedit/ ...
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Nautilus, gedit etc - remeber windows position [duplicate]

How to force nautilus and gedit (and practically all program's windows on ubuntu) to always remember their window position? When i start another nautilus window, it is randomly placed on different ...
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GEdit runs with unsaved empty document [closed]

In the last few days gedit has started behaving quite weird. Every time I open it, it has an unsaved, empty document, even if I open some code file (so as a result, instead of opening my file ...
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How to set default editor in 13.04? [duplicate]

None of this, this nor this worked in setting my default editor. Haven't tried this, I'm afraid it won't work either. So how do I set the default editor to emacs or possibly emacsclient in 13.04 ...
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how to make gedit align tab-separated values like it's a table? [closed]

I have a file like this: and i want it to be displayed like this: without adding extra tabs or spaces. Is it possible with gedit? Is it possible with something else?
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help cannot change inotify watch number because file cant be over written

so I'm trying to start using lsyncd for a more up to date backup system. the problem that i have run into is that the directory that i have to backup contains more than 250,000 items and i would like ...
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Gedit select text and just highlight it plugin

Does anyone know how to highlight some text or change its color in Gedit 3.4.1? I have a list of features or modules to include in my project and I just want to mark each as solved when am done with ...
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How to avoid mouse editing in gedit

I am not used to edit text by mouse, I mean to use 'Drag-and-drop text editing'. In gedit 3.4.1: I am used to select a part of text by clicking and moving the mouse. But I wish to avoid moving the ...
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using gedit in Ubuntu

I use gedit for files that I also need in Windows. For the files, I use the Windows-1250 code page. In the Ubuntu, I paste texts and sometimes after that I cannot save the file in the 1250 code page. ...
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Netbeans keep acting strange. Can I get it fixed or install a better IDE with recommended plugins?

But the problem is, today is my third day using ubuntu, and I find it is amazing. Except I just can't setting a good IDE. Netbeans is my IDE on Win8 and maybe my favoriate IDE on ubuntu. Here is the ...
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Gedit not displaying certain tabs

I am using gedit to edit a ruby file. In gedit (and Sublime) certain tabs are not displayed, that are displayed when I paste into the Internet, open with vi or open with Geany. This is all summarized ...
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Cannot use gedit on multiple remote machines using ssh

After setting up the last of my 5 remote machines, I decided to test that the network was working well by connecting to each and opening gedit. To my dismay, when I tried to open gedit on the second ...
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sources.list, edit root [duplicate]

Today I keep receiving this message with Synaptic: E: Malformed line 220 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to ...
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Speller in gedit won't change words

I'm using gedit and the speller actually highlight the misspelled words. But when I right-click the word and choose the correct word it won't change. Also I can't choose to add a new word.
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How to send current of line of code to terminal input in gedit 2013?

I just switched to ubuntu. I want to use R and I am using gedit to write R script. When I was using Mac, I was able to use run a R script line by line. However, I have no idea how to do this now in ...
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How to highlight Non-consecutive text in Gedit?

Is there any short-cut/keyboard command to highlight, i.e., select, non-consecutive text in gedit? For instance, say I want to highlight the words there and text in the previous sentence at the same ...
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Can I shrink gedit's side panel?

My laptop screen is fairly small and gedit's side panel won't go smaller than about 400 px. It is a little exasperating because I can't have any other windows visible if I want to use anything in the ...
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How to get QML syntax highlighting in gedit?

QML files opened with gedit don't have syntax highlighting. Is there a package providing a gtksourceview lang.spec file for QML? If not, has anyone written a lang.spec than can be installed locally?
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Why do I get IBUS-Warning on running the sudo gedit command?

Whenever I try to run a sudo gedit command as instructed in Step 4 of this answer, my terminal puts out: (gedit:7549): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jared/.config/ibus/bus is not root! How ...
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What languages does Pluma / Gedit text editor cover for syntax highlighting?

I've tried a Google search and even tried Wikipedia. https://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ says: Features: ... Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, ...
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Help wanted with customising the markdown panel in gedit

I have gedit 3.6.2 (Lubuntu 13.04) and I've installed a plugin from gedit-markdown: support for Markdown language in gedit that allows me to preview markdown text in a bottom or side panel within ...
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Gedit: Saving has been disable by system administrator

I have a problem with gedit. If I start writing a new file or edit an existing file the Save button and short cut to save is disabled. If I exit a modified document a dialog opens with the following ...
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How To Run Program As A Different User [closed]

I'm trying to launch programs as a different user than what I'm logged in as. For testing I've been using gedit. When I type sudo -u app_restricted gedit, I get an error, app_restricted being the ...
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I can't use the terminal while gedit command is running [duplicate]

I recently installed 12.04. When I try to edit a file with gedit, I can't use the terminal until I close the editing file or I have to open a new terminal. But I think I didn't have this problem with ...
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Is there an easier or more 'correct' way to open gedit as root?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine on virtual box. Its existence is mainly as a 'toy' to play about with Ubuntu, so for this reason I wanted the GUI (is that what 'Dash' is in ubuntu ...
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How do I remove hidden backup files?

I have files ending in ~ in my home directory, and I want to delete them. How do I do that? How do I prevent this backup functionality?
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How can I run sudo gedit as gksu gedit

I'm looking into ways of automatically loading Gedit as gksu gedit when I enter sudo gedit by mistake? I have found that I have made a number of files unreachable by using gedit and I have only just ...
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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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running gedit as sudo

I'm really new and from the dark side (Windows)... I must be doing something wrong. The only way I can get gedit to run with a tool bar (Save As etc.) is to launch it with sudo from a terminal. I ...
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Open foo.r executable files in gedit

I'm editing a bunch of foo.r files (source R files for an R packages) in Ubuntu Unity 12.10. Every time I click on one of these files to open it in gedit, a dialogue box comes up: "Do you want to ...
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Gedit 3.6.1, how to increase the number of recent files from its default of 5?

Ubuntu 12.10, gedit 3.6.1 This won't work: gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/gedit- /preferences/ui/recents/max_recents 30 Modifying this file as root won't work either: cat ...
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Problem on running shell script (how to NOT make it run from gedit) - Ubuntu 12.04

I want to run shell script or at least run it from terminal. I tried going to home folder/edit/preferences/behaviour and set executable text files to 'ask each time' but it doesn't even give the ...
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How to clean gedit's and other editor's find&replace history?

I have started working on a new project using gedit on ubuntu 12.04. The problem i am facing now is that, all previously searched terms are still there when i click on the drop down arrow in search ...
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How can I save an open text file in a GUI console from a text console? [closed]

I'm running the latest desktop Ubuntu, and my system seems to have frozen -- the pointer moves when I move the mouse, but nothing else is happening; even the clock is stopped. tty1-6 work just fine, ...
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GEdit not working for some users

I am using GEdit 3.8.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail with GNOME 3.8. I have two user accounts on my computer. When I launch GEdit in my account, I get a window that is blank, and am not able to ...
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How to add a new language definition for syntax highlighting in Gedit?

I've attempted to create a new .lang file for getting Gedit to recognize the Julia programming language. I have read the tutorial, the reference document and the wiki page Gedit/NewLanguage, and I ...
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Weird bug in gedit - line numbers cut off on the left [closed]

gedit seems to have a bug - if the file has more than 9 lines, but less than 99, the line numbers get cut off on the left side. Does anyone have an an idea how to fix this? I am running Ubuntu ...
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gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
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Changing computer name [duplicate]

Can someone tell me how to change the computer name on a pc, I've tried to edit the /etc/hostname file but it won't allow me access to save the amended file, thought the user the system created was ...
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Cannot Login Ubuntu 12.04

I have been using Ubuntu for 2 months and it work fine. Yesterday I tried to make my Texlive Manager (tlmgr) running by inserting a PATH in /etc/profile.d. Today when I wanted to login as usual, I ...
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“libpeas-WARNING **: Could not find loader 'python3' for plugin” when loading a pluging in gedit

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I use gedit for a lot of things. I was trying to install some plugins that I use quite frequently and I came into some issues. First I installed the plugins ...
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Gmate Install Fail

I'm looking to install gmate to allow use of gedit for Ruby development. Currently I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I can add the required repository but when I "apt-get update" the following error is ...