Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor.
Kate also provides the editor part for various applications, under the name KWrite.
Some of Kate's many features include configurable syntax highlighting for languages ranging from C and C++ to HTML to bash scripts, the ability to create and maintain projects, a multiple document interface (MDI), and a self-contained terminal emulator.
-s, --start name
-p, --pid pid
-e, --encoding name
You can use this to force a file opened in utf-8 format, for instance. (The command iconv -l provides a list of encodings, which may be helpful to you.)
-l, --line line
-c, --column column
More detailed user documentation is available from m[blue]help:/katem (either enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/kate).
To open a file named source.cpp at column 15, line 25, in an existing Kate window, you could use:
kate -c 15 -l 25 -u source.cpp
If you have an active internet connection, you can take advantage of KDE's network transparency to open a file from an ftp site. If you do not have write permission on the remote server, the file will be opened read only and you will be prompted for a local filename to save to if you make changes. If you do have write permission, changes will be saved transparently over the network.
The maintainer of Kate is Christoph Cullmann<email@example.com>. A comprehensive list of authors and contributors is available in the complete user manual mentioned above.
Lauri Watts <firstname.lastname@example.org>