Add Open with gedit to the right click menu in Ubuntu

Add "Open with gedit" to the right click menu in Ubuntu

The file browser in Ubuntu provides the ability to run scripts on a selected file. These scripts can be used to do anything from opening a file to zipping or uploading, or anything that you can do from the command line.

To start off, we will need to open a terminal window and type in the following command, which will create a new script file in our nautilus scripts directory

gedit ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ with\ gedit

Paste in the following script, found on the G-Scripts site, which is a great resource for finding scripts. (

# Nautilus script -> open gedit
# Owner : Largey Patrick from Switzerland
# Licence : GNU GPL
# Copyright (C) Nazeman
# Ver. 0.9-1 Date: 16.02.2002
# Add multiple file open in the same windows
# Ver: 0.9 Date: 27.10.2001
# Initial release
# Dependence : Nautilus (of course)
# Gnome-utils (gdialog)
while [ $# -gt 0 ]
files=`echo “$1” | sed ’s/ /\?/g’`
filesall=”$files $filesall”
gedit $filesall&

Save and close the gedit window, and then execute the following command to make the script executable:

chmod u+x ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ with\ gedit

Note that tab completion really helps here =)

Now when you right click a file, you will see the gedit as an option

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