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Looking for light alternative to gedit (which doesn't require all the gnome libraries etc. to run). Required features:
standard keybindgs (ctrl-c,ctrl-x etc., no emacs/vi-ish cryptic combinations)
highlights current line
respects --geometry option from CL
medit does everything but excpet the --geometry thing.
AFAIK Mousepad doesn't provide current line highlighting, and doesn't appear to take any CLI options other than a filename (I tried with --help, -h, and --geometry=1024x600, and they all got treated like filenames ).
IMO for basic text editing (i.e. not code or big professional/academic documents) it works, but it's not exactly rich with features.
It's really more of an IDE, but Geany might be another candidate (at least for code). It doesn't take the --geometry option, but it does have other things like syntax highlighting, current line highlighting, code folding, etc. Although that might just make it as big as gedit (doesn't depend on GNOME though from what I can tell).