gedit plugins: What they are and how to use them

In my last article, I talked about using the powerful gedit text editor. But no program is perfect, mainly because too many features imply too much bloat. That’s where gedit’s plugins come into play. In this article, I’m will explain how to install and use some of my favorite gedit plugins.

Shipped Plugins

gedit (the Ubuntu edition) comes with a whopping 13 plugins. My favorite is definitely External Tools. As I noted in my previous article, you can run any program under the sun using the file that you’re editing as a parameter. While External Tools comes with a bunch of handy programs pre-installed, it’s so much more fun if you add your own.