Gedit is the multi-text editor of the gnome desktop environment. The purpose of gedit is very simple: it is a text editor that is used to edit most kinds of files and documents in a terminal-based interface. The gedit configuration can be changed using the System Settings Utility which is available from the Control Panel section of the system menu. The features include the following:
If you install gedit, it will set up all the necessary features you need to get the most from it. In fact, the first thing you will notice when you log in to your gnome desktop session is that it has some default settings for you, and a few pre-defined commands for the user. However, you can always change those to suit your needs. One of these commands is the ability to get help by typing certain keywords, which is especially useful if you are new to the gnome desktop environment or just cannot seem to figure out how to perform some of the common tasks.
There are many extensions that are available for this text editor, and you can learn more about them by visiting the gnome-lookup website. For example, if you want to extend the functionality of gedit, you can find several plugins for it. These plugins are designed to provide various additional features, such as support for a wide range of languages, syntax highlighting, auto indentation and auto formatting of code blocks, and so on. These plugins are usually not difficult to install, but it is important to make sure that your system has the right plugins installed before attempting to install gedit itself.