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Old 01-31-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Question How to activate "kwrite" in Ubuntu 9.10?

Hello Everybody,

I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my laptop.
For editing some text files we can use "vi'
and "gedit" editor, but not "kwrite".

Is it possible to have kwrite working in Ubuntu
or it is for other distributions?

With best regards,
Old 01-31-2010, 01:27 AM   #2
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Hi -

Before you go too far, try looking for it. It might well already be installed (just no handy icon on any of the usual menus):

find / -name kwrite -print 2> /dev/null

... OR ...

whereis kwrite
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Doesn't Ubuntu use GNOME? KWrite is a KDE application, so you'll need to install KDE. I don't think it's available standalone.. it's part of the kdebase package.
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Kwrite is a KDE application. It is not included by default in a GNOME based Ubuntu. You can install it using your package manager, but be aware, it brings a lot of other libs with it.

Try something like:

sudo apt-get install kwrite
NOTE: that command is possibly not exactly correct, but it should be close



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