Yesterday I wrote about some of the options inside Text Editor that you might not know about. Today I wanted to outline just a few more things that can take this editor to the next level. Plugins.
Who would have thought that a text editor–a basic text editor–would need something like plugins? Well I guess the gedit devs did and from the default list of plugins that I see these can add quite a bit of functionality to your editor.
Here is a list of the plugins that should be available:
- Change Case : Changes the case of selected text.
- Document Statistics : Analyzes the current document and reports the number of words, lines, characters and non-space characters in it.
- External Tools : Execute external commands and shell scripts.
- File Browser Pane : Easy file access from the side pane
- Indent Lines : Indents or un-indents selected lines.
- Insert Date / Time : Inserts current date and time at the cursor position.
- Modelines : Emacs, Kate and Vim-style modelines support for gedit.
- Python Console : Interactive python console standing in the bottom panel
- Snippets : Insert often used pieces of text in a fast way
- Sort : Sorts a document or selected text.
- Spell Checker : Checks the spelling of the current document.
- Tag List : Provides a method to easily insert into a document commonly used tags/strings without having to type them.
- Text Encryption : *This plugin performs encryption operations on text.
- User Name : Inserts the user name at the cursor position.
I think this is a pretty expansive list of features for a text editor and it should offer you just about everything you need. I use the Spell Checker, Document Statistics and Text Encryption quite a bit. I’m sure there is functionality for quite a bit more that I simply haven’t mastered yet.
* Text Encryption is only enabled if you have created a personal GPG key and have installed GPA or related.