KWrite is a text editor that is part of the KDE Desktop project. It is designed to be lightweight and fast, yet still powerful and feature-rich. It supports many common text editing features such as syntax highlighting, line numbering, and undo/redo. Additionally, it supports multiple encodings, code folding and bookmarks. It also has a built-in file browser and the ability to open multiple files in tabs, making it easy to work with multiple files at the same time.
KWrite is written in C++ and it uses the KDE Frameworks and the Qt libraries, this means it is cross-platform and it can run on Windows, Linux and MacOS. It also has a wide range of plugins that can be added to enhance its functionality, such as spell checking, code completion, and a terminal emulator.
KWrite is a simple but powerful text editor that can be used for a wide range of tasks, from writing code and scripts to editing configuration files and taking notes. It’s a good choice for users who are already familiar with the KDE desktop environment and want a text editor that integrates well with it.
If you encounter the below error while running the command kwrite:
kwrite: command not found
you may try installing the below package as per your choice of distribution:
|Debian||apt-get install kwrite|
|Ubuntu||apt-get install kwrite|
|Arch Linux||pacman -S kwrite|
|Kali Linux||apt-get install kwrite|
|CentOS||yum install kwrite|
|Fedora||dnf install kwrite|
|Raspbian||apt-get install kwrite|
kwrite Command Examples
1. Open a text file:
# kwrite path/to/file
2. Open multiple text files:
# kwrite file1 file2 ...
3. Open a text file with a specific encoding:
# kwrite --encoding=UTF-8 path/to/file
4. Open a text file and navigate to a specific line and column:
# kwrite --line line_number --column column_number path/to/file