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Pluma - Text Editor

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Pluma is the official text editor of the MATE desktop environment. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, Pluma is a powerful general purpose text editor. It can be used to create and edit all sorts of text files.

Pluma features a flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features to Pluma itself.


   pluma [OPTIONS...] [FILES...]


          Specifies the file to open when pluma starts. If this is  not  specified,  pluma
          will  start  a  new, blank file with an "Unsaved Document" label. Multiple files
          can be loaded if they are separated by spaces. pluma also supports  handling  of
          remote files.

          X display to use.

          Set  the  character encoding to be used for opening the files listed on the com‐
          mand line.

          Create a new toplevel window in an existing instance of pluma.

          Create a new document in an existing instance of pluma, on the last Pluma window
          that had focus.

   +[num] For the first file, go to the line specified by "num" (do not insert a space be‐
          tween the "+" sign and the number).  If "num" is missing, go to the last line.

          Display list of possible values for the encoding option and exit

          Output version information and exit

   -?, -h, --help
          Print standard command line options.

          Print all command line options.

   This program also accepts the standard GTK options.

Build / Install

Simple build procedure:

$ ./ --prefix=/usr                # Build configuration
$ make                                      # Build

For installation to a separate prefix change the above ./ command to:

$ ./ --prefix=/an/other/path

After building the package you may install it:

[ Become root if necessary ]
$ make install                              # Installation