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kate: Advanced text editor for KDE
kate - Advanced text editor for KDE
- kate [-s, --start
- name] [--startanon] [-n, --new] [-b, --block] [-p, --pid pid] [-e, --encoding name] [-l, --line line] [-c, --column column] [-i, --stdin] [-u, --use] [KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]
Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor.
Kate also provides the editor part for various applications, under the name KWrite.
Some of Kate's many features include configurable syntax highlighting for languages ranging from C and C++ to HTML to bash scripts, the ability to create and maintain projects, a multiple document interface (MDI), and a self-contained terminal emulator.
-s, --start name
- Start Kate with a given session.
- Start Kate with a new anonymous session, implies -n.
- Force start of a new Kate instance (is ignored if start is used and another Kate instance already has the given session opened), forced if no parameters and no URLs are given at all.
- If using an already running Kate instance, block until it exits, if URLs given to open.
-p, --pid pid
- Only try to reuse kate instance with this pid (is ignored if start is used and another Kate instance already has the given session opened).
-e, --encoding name
Set encoding for the file to open
You can use this to force a file opened in utf-8 format, for instance. (The command iconv -l provides a list of encodings, which may be helpful to you.)
-l, --line line
- Navigate to this line
-c, --column column
- Navigate to this column
- Read the contents of stdin
- Use an already running Kate instance; default, only for compatibility
To open a file named source.cpp at column 15, line 25, in an existing Kate window, you could use:
kate-c 15-l 25-usource.cpp
If you have an active internet connection, you can take advantage of KDE's network transparency to open a file from an ftp site. If you do not have write permission on the remote server, the file will be opened read only and you will be prompted for a local filename to save to if you make changes. If you do have write permission, changes will be saved transparently over the network.
Lauri Watts <lauri [at] kde.org>
the Kate website
More detailed user documentation is available from m[blue]help:/katem (either enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenterhelp:/kate).