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Multi-document, multi-view text editor

Kate is a powerful text editor that can open multiple files simultaneously.

With a built-in terminal, syntax highlighting, and tabbed sidebar, it performs as a lightweight but capable development environment. Kate's many tools, plugins, and scripts make it highly customizable.

Kate's features include:

  • Multiple saved sessions, each with numerous files

  • Scriptable syntax highlighting, indentation, and code-folding

  • Configurable templates and text snippets

  • Symbol viewers for C, C++, and Python

  • XML completion and validation


Install the latest version of kate as follows:

guix install kate

Or install a particular version:

guix install kate@23.04.3

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.