I'm on PSET1, and I'd like to program what I see on the lectures. How can I access Gedit?

Any help on how to start will be appreciated



  • Are you using the "CS50 Appliance"? If so, you have a GEdit icon next to the "Menu" button (the one that looks like a notepad). Otherwise, click the terminal icon to open a terminal window, and type the command gedit.
    – abelinux
    Dec 23, 2014 at 17:21
  • Head for CS50 Appliance 2014!
    – kzidane
    Dec 23, 2014 at 18:24

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If using the CS50 appliance, you will see a shortcut is already added for gedit on the taskbar.

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If you directly want to open a code file, say example.c, open the terminal, navigate to its folder and type

gedit example.c

You can also find it in the menu.

  • However, gedit runs in the terminal, so if you end gedit with Ctrl-C, Gedit will stop.
    – pythonhax
    Jan 25, 2015 at 15:29
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    getid example.c & Feb 24, 2015 at 11:54

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