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Kate (KDE Advanced Text Editor), the big sister of text editing applications

Kate has all the features of KWrite, and much more. It is a multi-document or multi-view editor, which means that you can have several documents open at the same time, or you can have several views of the same document.

"Document Modified" warning
  Document modification monitoring gives you ample warning of danger.

Kate's many features include

  • Multi-Document Interface
  • Window tabbing and window splitting
  • Character encoding support and conversion
  • Syntax highlighting and bracket matching
  • Code and text folding
  • Auto-indentation
  • Auto-completing
  • Block selection
  • Regular Expression find and replace
  • Scriptable using JavaScript
  • Project support documented here

and much more

Editing Latex in Kate
Kate showing the results of a SQL query
Editing the project page html source

Visit the project pages for more information


Where did Kate go?
It is often thought that Kate is missing, as it is usually not listed in distribution repositories. In fact it is now part of a larger development package, so you must install kdesdk.
How can I print out with Line Numbers?
In the Print dialog click on the Options button, choose the Text Settings tab and tick the Print line numbers box.

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