JEdit Text Editor


jEdit text editor is available under the GNU General Public License version 2.0.

It is written in Java and runs on any operating system with Java support, including BSD, Linux, macOS and Windows.

License: GNU/GPLv2


  • jEdit includes syntax highlighting that provides native support for over 200 file formats. Support for additional formats can be added manually using XML files.
  • It supports UTF-8 and many other encodings.
  • It has extensive code folding and text folding capabilities as well as text wrapping that takes indents into account.
  • The application is highly customizable and can be extended with macros written in BeanShell, Jython, JavaScript and some other scripting languages.

There are over 150 available jEdit plug-ins for many different application areas.

Plug-ins are used to customize the application for individual use and can make it into an advanced XML/HTML editor.

Or an integrated development environment (IDE), with compiler, code completion, context-sensitive help, debugging, visual differentiation and language-specific tools.

jEdit text editor.

How to install jEdit via a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install jedit

Press Enter,

sudo apt-get install -f

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