gEdit is the default text editor for the GNOME desktop and GNOME applications. It’s a general-purpose text editor used for a variety of code writing and editing practices. GNOME and gEdit are free and open source tools subject to the GNU general public license. The application itself is written in C and Python, but supports syntax highlighting for a number for programming languages including C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, and Perl.
People use GNOME to run Linux operating systems such as Fedora, Ubuntu, and CentOS. Once they deploy the GNOME environment, gEdit becomes the default text editor for writing and editing code. Some of gEdit’s additional features include support for internationalized text, undo/redo, text wrapping, auto indentation and bracket matching.