Install gedit on Mac OSX

About the App

Install the App

  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" < /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key. Wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew cask install gedit

Done! You can now use gedit.

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5 thoughts on “Install gedit on Mac OSX

  • Did all the steps in this post, and when I then ran

    brew cask install gedit

    It told me:

    Error: Cask ‘gedit’ is unavailable: No Cask with this name exists.
    Error: Install incomplete.

    The previous command worked fine, and outputted:

    side-dev:~ brian$ ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)” /dev/null ; brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask 2> /dev/null
    ==> This script will install:
    /usr/local/bin/brew
    /usr/local/share/doc/homebrew
    /usr/local/share/man/man1/brew.1
    /usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions/_brew
    /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d/brew
    /usr/local/Homebrew
    ==> The following existing directories will be made group writable:
    /usr/local/etc
    /usr/local/Frameworks
    /usr/local/include
    /usr/local/sbin
    /usr/local/share
    /usr/local/var
    /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d
    /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
    /usr/local/var/log
    /usr/local/share/aclocal
    /usr/local/share/doc
    /usr/local/share/info
    /usr/local/share/locale
    /usr/local/share/man
    /usr/local/share/man/man1
    /usr/local/share/man/man3
    /usr/local/share/man/man5
    /usr/local/share/man/man7
    /usr/local/share/man/man8
    ==> The following existing directories will have their owner set to brian:
    /usr/local/etc
    /usr/local/Frameworks
    /usr/local/include
    /usr/local/sbin
    /usr/local/share
    /usr/local/var
    /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d
    /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
    /usr/local/var/log
    /usr/local/share/aclocal
    /usr/local/share/doc
    /usr/local/share/info
    /usr/local/share/locale
    /usr/local/share/man
    /usr/local/share/man/man1
    /usr/local/share/man/man3
    /usr/local/share/man/man5
    /usr/local/share/man/man7
    /usr/local/share/man/man8
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod u+rwx /usr/local/etc /usr/local/Frameworks /usr/local/include /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share /usr/local/var /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig /usr/local/var/log /usr/local/share/aclocal /usr/local/share/doc /usr/local/share/info /usr/local/share/locale /usr/local/share/man /usr/local/share/man/man1 /usr/local/share/man/man3 /usr/local/share/man/man5 /usr/local/share/man/man7 /usr/local/share/man/man8
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod g+rwx /usr/local/etc /usr/local/Frameworks /usr/local/include /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share /usr/local/var /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig /usr/local/var/log /usr/local/share/aclocal /usr/local/share/doc /usr/local/share/info /usr/local/share/locale /usr/local/share/man /usr/local/share/man/man1 /usr/local/share/man/man3 /usr/local/share/man/man5 /usr/local/share/man/man7 /usr/local/share/man/man8
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /usr/sbin/chown brian /usr/local/etc /usr/local/Frameworks /usr/local/include /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share /usr/local/var /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig /usr/local/var/log /usr/local/share/aclocal /usr/local/share/doc /usr/local/share/info /usr/local/share/locale /usr/local/share/man /usr/local/share/man/man1 /usr/local/share/man/man3 /usr/local/share/man/man5 /usr/local/share/man/man7 /usr/local/share/man/man8
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/mkdir -p /Users/brian/Library/Caches/Homebrew
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod g+rwx /Users/brian/Library/Caches/Homebrew
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /usr/sbin/chown brian /Users/brian/Library/Caches/Homebrew
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/mkdir -p /Library/Caches/Homebrew
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod g+rwx /Library/Caches/Homebrew
    ==> /usr/bin/sudo /usr/sbin/chown brian /Library/Caches/Homebrew
    ==> Downloading and installing Homebrew…
    HEAD is now at 69799d97b1 formula_cellar_checks: remove stray backtick.
    ==> Cleaning up /Library/Caches/Homebrew…
    ==> Migrating /Library/Caches/Homebrew to /Users/brian/Library/Caches/Homebrew..
    ==> Deleting /Library/Caches/Homebrew…
    Already up-to-date.
    ==> Installation successful!

    ==> Homebrew has enabled anonymous aggregate user behaviour analytics.
    Read the analytics documentation (and how to opt-out) here:
    http://docs.brew.sh/Analytics.html

    ==> Next steps:
    – Run `brew help` to get started
    – Further documentation:
    http://docs.brew.sh
    [1]+ Exit 127 gedit ~/.bashrc
    ==> brew cask install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

  • I have a versioin of Gedit which is paid for. I have upgrade to Mac OSX Sierra and it won’t open.

    Can you advise please

  • Just an alternate suggestion for OSX Sierra users. If the following doesn’t work for you:
    $brew cask install gedit
    Try the following istead:
    $brew install gedit

    Best,
    Reza

  • Hello,

    unfortnunately, this does not work for me. I followed instructions, however at point 3, I am getting the following error message:

    Error: Cask ‘gedit’ is unavailable: No Cask with this name exists.

    Any suggestions, what I can do about this?

    Many thanks,
    Sabine

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