How to Setup the gedit text editor as default in Cadence for Code Highligh

(Last Updated On: May 30, 2018)

As a default Cadence has a non-user friendly text editor, but to code, we need to use another one like gedit. gedit is a small and lightweight text editor that allow you to highlight the text.

The default Cadence text editor look like that:

To change this you can write on the CIW command window the command:

If gedit is not available or you may want to use nedit . or other one. The nedit text editor can be changed on the same way:

Setting the text editor as default when Cadence starts

But using this configuration every time Cadence is started you will need to rewrite, and this is annoying. To avoid this and set gedit editor as a default:

  • Open the file “.cdsinit_personal”. This file should be in the home directory.

Here is the place to set up. Add the line:

Once the gedit text editor is open, you can highlight your code by:


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