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I have recently discovered Gedit. I think it's one of the best text editors out there. The only think that I'm missing is commenting out a piece of code. It ...
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    Commeting out using Gedit


    I have recently discovered Gedit.
    I think it's one of the best text editors out there. The only think that I'm missing is commenting out a piece of code. It doesn't seem to have such an option.

    Any suggestions please?

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    I'm also huge fan of Gedit... But i can't get your question..commmenting out code?
    It has language preference setting...in those menu ..but i don't understand what you refer here as "commenting out code" ..
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    Hey Lakshmipathi

    You know for example when you write a Perl script in Gedit and you comment out a single line with the
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    symbol. I can't see any options to comment out more than one line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goude View Post
    I can't see any options to comment out more than one line.
    As I've never had to comment out more than just a few lines, I was unaware any editor had such an option. Which ones have this?
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    For example in nedit you can highlight a block of lines and then go to Macro-->Comments--> Comment or Uncomment
    and it comments out all the lines without having to do it for each line seperately.

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    The package gedit-plugins contains various add ons for gedit including code comment. For more useful plugins have a look at this.

    You can enable plugins from the gedit preferences menu option
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    Thanks a lot Elija

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