A friend of the page was having some troubles at installing gedit plugings.

I will now show with an example how to do it.

First thing, of course you need gedit installed on your system.

Then download the plugin, in this case I will use for this example the smart highlight plugin.

It can be downloaded from: Google code

Once downloaded unpack it and then create this directory if it does not exists yet.


you can do it with:

mkdir -p ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins/

Then copy the [something].gedit-plugin in that directory, in this case, it is the file.


and finally the folder with the rest of files also to the same folder. In this case, the folder smart_highlight to the ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins/

All you need to do now is:

Open gedit, and enable the plugin like in this image:

Finally restart gedit, and you are done.

Finally, if you want your plugin system available, instead of installing it in ~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins/ do it in /usr/lib/gedit-2/plugins/

provided that you have root access.

As this is only to show how to install any plugin, I did not use the install.sh that comes with this plugin, and others may not offer, but that is of course the best way to proceed.