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how to add a gedit theme using nautilus?

asked 2018-11-25 14:34:43 -0500

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Hello, I am trying to add a gedit theme (.xml) in to /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ directory. I have tried copy, cut and move on the .xml file results are saying I do not have permission to move the file to the target directory. I do not see any option to open the folder as Administrator in the right click context menu. I am using Fedora 29

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answered 2018-11-25 16:40:27 -0500

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You can install it locally into this directory: $HOME/.local/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles

Otherwise open a terminal and type: sudo cp your_gedit_theme.xml /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles

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Hello fcomida, thank you for your help :) I used the terminal method you explained and this has solved it for me. One problem I came across was when typing the path when I reach the zero of 3.0, it was the end of the width in terminal, it didn't type this on the next line, it typed it before the prompt on the same line. Making the terminal GUI full screen solved this as the command fitted on 1 line in this instance.

In the first method to install locally there exists no gtksourceview-3.0 directory in the $HOME/.local/share/ directory.

bitsnpcs gravatar imagebitsnpcs ( 2018-11-26 07:31:03 -0500 )edit

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