Linux users normally edit configuration files with terminal-based tools like
vim . If you want to edit a file graphically—even a system file—the
gedit text editor makes it painless and easy.
Files, Files Everywhere
An oft-repeated phrase concerning Linux and other Unix-based operating systems such as macOS is “everything is a file.”
While that’s not strictly accurate, text files are often used for system logs and configuration. You can read these files to learn more about the inner workings of your operating system, and you can edit them to change its behavior.
The default GNOME text editor is
gedit, so you should find it on any system with a GNOME desktop environment. That includes Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, CentOS, and Red Hat. It’s a handy tool for editing files when all you need is just enough editor to get the job done—without the learning curve of some of the power-house editors like
gedit from the command line, type
gedit and hit Enter.
gedit text editor will appear shortly.
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