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Kate is a powerful KDE GUI text editor. See here for an extended introduction and feature list.

Basic commands

Example for starting a new textfile with kate from a shell:

$ kate text.txt

Other useful commands

<Ctrl><Shift>+u - convert selected text to lowercase.
<Ctrl>+u - convert selected text to uppercase.
<Tab> - selected text will be indented with a tab.
<Ctrl>+s - save file
<Ctrl>+w - close file
<Ctrl>+q - close kate

External links

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