The External Tools plugin can help simplify repetitive tasks. Specifically, it extends gedit by helping you to run scripts on your working files, and by allowing gedit to interact with other programs on your computer. To enable the External Tools plugin, select gedit ▸ Preferences ▸ Plugins ▸ External Tools.
Once you have enabled the plugin, you will need to configure it to suit your needs. The configuration options are available by selecting Tools ▸ Manage External Tools.
This plugin is for advanced users, and requires knowledge of scripting to be used effectively. Use this plugin with care, as mistakes with your scripts can affect your work in unintended ways.
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