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BslBryan 05-28-2009 03:26 PM

How To: Gedit with the Click of a Button (GNOME)
Hello, everyone. I'm visiting over from the Ubuntu forums, and I'd like to share this quick tutorial with all of you. :)

Have you ever found yourself dealing with editing several files, and sighing at having to type out different "gedit" or "vi" commands in the terminal?

If I correctly described an experience that you've had, the following tutorial is a must. My tutorial allows you to add "Open with gedit" to the Right-click menu, making it easy to gedit anything!

First, we need to run this command in the terminal, making the file that will hold our script:


gedit ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ with\ gedit
Now, a blank document in the text editor should open. Copy and paste these contents:


# Nautilus script -> open gedit
while [ $# -gt 0 ]
files=`echo "$1″ | sed 's/ /\?/g'`
filesall="$files $filesall"
gedit $filesall&

Now click save, and close the text editor.

Finally, we need to make the previous script executable. So let's run this command:


chmod u+x ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ with\ gedit
And that's it! Open up the file browser, and right-click on any file to test it out!

I hope I've helped to make someone's life a lot easier. Enjoy, everyone.

repo 05-30-2009 12:44 AM

On my system, in nautilius text files are associated with gedit by default.

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