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kate - KDE Advanced Text Editor


kate [options][file(s)]


This manual page documents briefly the kate command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
kate is a powerful text editor for KDE. It allows multiple documents (MDI interface), syntax coloration for many languages, ... It is able to expand or collapse parts of code (C functions, ...), can handle complete projects, and includes a terminal emulator. Kate is primarily intended for developers but can be used by anyone. It will for example be very useful to edit configuration files for example. It can handle plugins to expand its capabilities (more languages support, vim/Emacs compatibility, ...)


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
Show summary of options.
Show QT specific help (common for all QT apps).
Show KDE specific help (common for all KDE apps).
Show the complete help.
Show program author(s).
Show program license.
-v, --version
Show version of program.
-s, --start <name>
Start Kate with a given session
-u, --use
Use a already running kate instance (if possible)
-p, --pid <pid>
Only try to reuse kate instance with this pid
-e, --encoding <name>
Set encoding for the file to open
-l, --line <line>
Navigate to this line
-c, --column <column>
Navigate to this column
-i, --stdin
Read the contents of stdin
is the file or the files to open


For more details, you should have a look at the KDE Help center, available from the K menu.


This manual page was written by Clement Stenac <zorglub@via.ecp.fr>, for Debian GNU/Linux, but may be used by others.
kate was written by the KDE project