Gedittools – a plug-in for gedit.

Update September 21: The XML Highlighting algorithm has been re-implemented. Therefore, this feature is now much faster than before. Also, it is not triggered automatically. There is a new button in the toolbar to start XML highlighting.

During the past few weeks I extended gedit by several little plug-ins that I needed to have for my daily developer work. Now, I merged all those to one single configurable plug-in called gedittools.

It comes along with the following features:

  • XML highlighting: After hitting the highlighting button in the tool bar, the complete tree inside the file will be highlighted. Depending on depth different colors will be used.
  • Selection highlighting: After a double click on any word, all occurrances of the selected word will be highlighted throughout the whole current document.
  • Search selection count: After a double click on any word, all occurrances of the selected word will be counted and the sum will be displayed in the status bar of the document.
  • Launch meld to compare files: A button is added to the toolbar of gedit to allow launching meld. Therefore a screen will be displayed: It allows selection of a file which will be compared to the current active file in gedit.

The plug-in is configurable: You can choose which plug-in you want to use. To make use of the meld launcher feature, an installation of meld is required. Refer to the README file for details.

Download here

If you want to use the plug-in, feel free to download it at github: http://github.com/mmuell23/mmuell23

To install from git:

git clone http://github.com/mmuell23/mmuell23.git
cp -r mmuell23/gedittools/* ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins

Activate plug-in in gedit preferences and configure it as you wish.

Install from zip File:

You might also download the plug-in as a zip file from github. Hit the “download source” button on the top right of the site.

Extract all files and copy to ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins

Activate plug-in in gedit preferences and configure it as you wish.

3 Replies to “Gedittools – a plug-in for gedit.”

  1. To fix the mime type, put the following in /usr/share/mime/packages/as3.xml, then run uptade-mime-database /usr/share/mime Hm.. seems I can’t put xml into here, that’s crappy.

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