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Fedora comes with vim and gedit installed but the gedit installation is bare bones. You can update gedit to include supplemental Plug-ins with the following yum command as the root user:

yum install -y gedit-plugins

It generates the following log file:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
mysql-connectors-community                                  | 2.5 kB  00:00     
mysql-tools-community                                       | 2.5 kB  00:00     
mysql56-community                                           | 2.5 kB  00:00     
pgdg93                                                      | 3.6 kB  00:00     
updates/20/x86_64/metalink                                  |  14 kB  00:00     
updates                                                     | 4.9 kB  00:00     
(1/2): pgdg93/20/x86_64/primary_db                          |  86 kB  00:00     
(2/2): updates/20/x86_64/primary_db                         |  11 MB  00:03     
(1/2): updates/20/x86_64/pkgtags                            | 1.5 MB  00:00     
(2/2): updates/20/x86_64/updateinfo                         | 2.0 MB  00:01     
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gedit-plugins.x86_64 0:3.10.1-1.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libgit2-glib for package: gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libgit2-glib.x86_64 0:0.0.6-2.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libgit2.x86_64 0:0.19.0-2.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: for package: libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package http-parser.x86_64 0:2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20 will be installed
---> Package libxdiff.x86_64 0:1.0-3.fc20 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
 Package          Arch      Version                            Repository  Size
 gedit-plugins    x86_64    3.10.1-1.fc20                      updates    830 k
Installing for dependencies:
 http-parser      x86_64    2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20      fedora      23 k
 libgit2          x86_64    0.19.0-2.fc20                      fedora     281 k
 libgit2-glib     x86_64    0.0.6-2.fc20                       fedora      82 k
 libxdiff         x86_64    1.0-3.fc20                         fedora      33 k
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+4 Dependent packages)
Total download size: 1.2 M
Installed size: 5.2 M
Downloading packages:
(1/5): http-parser-2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20.x86_64.rpm |  23 kB  00:00     
(2/5): libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm                     | 281 kB  00:00     
(3/5): libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm                 |  82 kB  00:00     
(4/5): libxdiff-1.0-3.fc20.x86_64.rpm                       |  33 kB  00:00     
(5/5): gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64.rpm               | 830 kB  00:01     
Total                                              899 kB/s | 1.2 MB  00:01     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction (shutdown inhibited)
  Installing : libxdiff-1.0-3.fc20.x86_64                                   1/5 
  Installing : http-parser-2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20.x86_64             2/5 
  Installing : libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64                                 3/5 
  Installing : libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64                             4/5 
  Installing : gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64                           5/5 
  Verifying  : libgit2-0.19.0-2.fc20.x86_64                                 1/5 
  Verifying  : libgit2-glib-0.0.6-2.fc20.x86_64                             2/5 
  Verifying  : gedit-plugins-3.10.1-1.fc20.x86_64                           3/5 
  Verifying  : http-parser-2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20.x86_64             4/5 
  Verifying  : libxdiff-1.0-3.fc20.x86_64                                   5/5 
  gedit-plugins.x86_64 0:3.10.1-1.fc20                                          
Dependency Installed:
  http-parser.x86_64 0:2.0-5.20121128gitcd01361.fc20                            
  libgit2.x86_64 0:0.19.0-2.fc20                                                
  libgit2-glib.x86_64 0:0.0.6-2.fc20                                            
  libxdiff.x86_64 0:1.0-3.fc20                                                  

When you launch the gedit utility, you click on the

Gedit Plug-in Installation


  1. After you install the Gedit Plug-ins, you can configure the plug-ins by launching Gedit and then click on the gedit menu option. Then, click on the Preferences menu option to enable the new plugins, like the Embedded Terminal plug-in.


  1. You have four tab options when working with the Preferences menu. The first tab is the View tab, as shown to the left.


  1. The second tab is the Editor tab, as shown to the left.


  1. The third tab is the Font & Colors tab, as shown to the left.


  1. The fourth tab is the Plugins tab, as shown to the left. Scroll down the list and check the Embedded Terminal and Python Console plug-ins’ checkbox. The Embedded Terminal lets you edit a file and have command line access to a Terminal session from the gedit menu; and the Python Console session from the gedit menu.


  1. Click on the View menu, and then choose the Bottom Panel menu option.


  1. After enabling the Bottom Panel in the Gedit menu, you can edit a file and click on the Terminal by simply clicking on the subpanel. You can see the split image on the left. There’s also a set of bottom tabs that lets you switch from a Linux Terminal session to the Python console.

As always, I hope this helps those working with gedit on the Fedora operating system.

Written by maclochlainn

May 15th, 2015 at 1:23 am