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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/20/2018.

jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it.

While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

The jEdit core, together with a large collection of plugins is maintained by a world-wide developer team.

Some of jEdit's features include:
- Written in Java, so it runs on Mac OS X, OS/2, Unix, VMS and Windows.
- Built-in macro language; extensible plugin architecture. Hundreds of macros and plugins available.
- Plugins can be downloaded and installed from within jEdit using the "plugin manager" feature.
- Auto indent, and syntax highlighting for more than 200 languages.
- Supports a large number of character encodings including UTF8 and Unicode.
- Folding for selectively hiding regions of text.
- Word wrap.
- Highly configurable and customizable.
- Every other feature, both basic and advanced, you would expect to find in a text editor.

To install jEdit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install jedit

To upgrade jEdit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade jedit


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = ''
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      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $uninstallKey = Get-UninstallRegistryKey jEdit*
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
      -PackageName jedit `
      -SilentArgs "/VERYSILENT" `
      -File $uninstallKey.UninstallString

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • jEdit Team


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
jEdit 5.4.0 199 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 approved
jEdit 1149 Tuesday, June 11, 2013  
jEdit 267 Thursday, June 6, 2013  
jEdit 5.0 311 Thursday, June 6, 2013  

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