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[Q: I get build errors after updating from SVN, why? :]

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[Q: I get build errors after updating from Git, why? :]

June 12, 2010, at 12:33 PM by enrico - Update for 0.19
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[A: You can add a filetypes.Name.conf file with Geany SVN/0.19 and use an existing filetype's syntax highlighting and tag parsing. See http://www.geany.org/manual/dev/index.html#custom-filetypes. :]

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[A: You can add a filetypes.Name.conf file with Geany 0.19 and use an existing filetype's syntax highlighting and tag parsing. See http://www.geany.org/manual/dev/index.html#custom-filetypes. :]

January 11, 2010, at 07:06 PM by enrico - Add another variant for using konsole as terminal
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or (in case the above failed)

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or (in case the above failed)\\

January 11, 2010, at 07:06 PM by enrico - Add another variant for using konsole as terminal
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konsole -e sh -c

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konsole -e sh -c
or (in case the above failed) konsole --workdir . -e sh geany_run_script.sh

December 02, 2009, at 05:13 PM by nick - update adding a custom filetype item
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[A: No, this is not supported. Perhaps in future some basic support for this may be added. :]

[Q: How do I add filetype support for language Foo? :]

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[A: You can add a filetypes.Name.conf file with Geany SVN/0.19 and use an existing filetype's syntax highlighting and tag parsing. See http://www.geany.org/manual/dev/index.html#custom-filetypes. :]

[Q: How do I add full filetype support for language Foo? :]

September 30, 2009, at 05:21 PM by enrico - Fix missing closing tag
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September 04, 2009, at 12:21 PM by nick - Explain document indent settings better, add manual link
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have different overridden indent settings. See the manual for details. :]

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have different overridden indent settings - i.e. you might want one document indented with tabs whilst another is open with spaces indentation. See the manual for details. :]

September 04, 2009, at 11:56 AM by nick - Add changed indent prefs item
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[Q: I changed my project/general indent prefs but my document still uses the old settings! :] [A: The project or general prefs for indentation only apply when opening new documents, because documents in your current session may have different overridden indent settings. See the manual for details. :]

September 04, 2009, at 11:50 AM by nick - Remove (:comment:) lines as well as they confuse FAQ
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September 04, 2009, at 11:49 AM by nick - Replace headings with source comments, they didn't work :-(
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Features

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Other

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September 04, 2009, at 11:45 AM by nick - Add Feature and Other headings; testing needed
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Features

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Other

July 09, 2009, at 02:40 PM by enrico - Fix linebreak, oops
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urxvt -e sh -c or

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urxvt -e sh -c
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July 09, 2009, at 02:39 PM by enrico - Add FAQ about using urxvt
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[Q: How can I use urxvt or konsole as terminal application when executing files? :] [A: Open the preferences tab, Tools tab and enter the following command in the field Terminal:

urxvt -e sh -c or konsole -e sh -c

June 03, 2009, at 06:11 PM by enrico - Add Q&A about Geany's pronunciation
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[Q: How do you pronounce Geany? :] [A: ʒeːniː

(pronounced like "genie") But of course, it's up to you how you pronounce it. :]

February 17, 2009, at 03:39 PM by enrico - Add item about removed GTK symbol data.
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[A: No, Geany doesn't support any remote file editing. But you can easily mount remote filesystems through FTP, SSH or whatever with FUSE or LUFS. This is even better because the remote filesystem will become available for all your applications transparently.

If you have GVFS (GNOME >= 2.22) you may already have a FUSE mountpoint in ~/.gvfs/ which you can tell Geany to open remote files from, after mounting the connection from a GNOME program such as nautilus.

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[A: No, Geany doesn't support any remote file editing. But you can easily mount remote filesystems through FTP, SSH or whatever with Fuse or LUFS. This is even better because the remote filesystem will become available for all your applications transparently.

If you have GVfs (Gnome >= 2.22) you may already have a Fuse mountpoint in ~/.gvfs/ which you can tell Geany to open remote files from, after mounting the connection from a Gnome program such as nautilus.

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[Q: Since Geany 0.16, GTK/GLib symbol completion is broken, why? :] [A: The symbol completion data for GTK/GLib symbols are just not in the default distribution anymore. Instead they can be downloaded separately besides other tag files.

For details about this change and download information, see GTK symbol completion data removed from Geany 0.16. :]

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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. :]

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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. :]

February 16, 2009, at 01:35 PM by nick - Update about split window plugin
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support split windows. You can run several instances of Geany simultaneously however. In future, split windows may be implemented in a plugin. :]

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support split windows in the core. There is a Split Window plugin which should work fine for viewing another document next to the main editor notebook. You can also run several instances of Geany simultaneously. :]

February 15, 2009, at 12:35 PM by enrico - Update FAQ.
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Since Geany 0.16 disk file changes are always disabled for remote files, so there is no need to disable this setting with Geany 0.16.

January 17, 2009, at 09:22 AM by enrico - Add: How can I change the language of the user interface
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[Q: I get build errors after updating from SVN, why? :] [A: It's possible it's a bug, but first try this:

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[Q: How can I change the language of the user interface? :] [A: On Windows: Download http://download.geany.org/contrib/geany_english.bat and put it into the 'bin' subdirectory in the folder where you have Geany installed, next to Geany.exe. Then open the file, edit the line 'set LANG=C' and replace C with your the language code of your locale (e.g. 'nl for Dutch, 'pt_BR' for 'Portuguese Brazilian'). Save the file and execute it. It should start Geany with the desired language assuming there is an exising translation. For a list, see http://i18n.geany.org/.

On non-Windows systems: Simply start Geany like this:

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make distclean ./autogen.sh

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LANG=C geany

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If there are still errors, contact the mailing list.

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and of course, change C to your language code (see above) or set your locale specific environment variables accordingly.

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[Q: I get build errors after updating from SVN, why? :] [A: It's possible it's a bug, but first try this:

make distclean
./autogen.sh

If there are still errors, contact the mailing list. :]

January 02, 2009, at 01:17 PM by enrico - Add a note about disabling checking for disk file changes for remote files.
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To avoid slow responsiveness, it is recommended to disable checking files for changes to not query the file's modification time. To do so, open the preferences dialog and set "Disk check timeout" in the Files tab to 0 which will disable it at all.

October 20, 2008, at 11:05 AM by nick - minor rewording
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[Q: I get build errors after updating SVN, why? :]

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[Q: I get build errors after updating from SVN, why? :]

October 20, 2008, at 11:02 AM by nick - add svn build errors question
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[Q: I get build errors after updating SVN, why? :] [A: It's possible it's a bug, but first try this:

make distclean
./autogen.sh

If there are still errors, contact the mailing list. :]

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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. :]

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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. :]

October 19, 2008, at 12:20 PM by enrico - Update for 0.15.
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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. It will be off by default in future versions and you will be able to configure it in Geany's preferences dialog. :]

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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. Since Geany 0.15, it is off by default and you can configure it in Geany's preferences dialog. :]

October 18, 2008, at 02:09 PM by enrico - Link to the hacking.html instead of HACKING.
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[A: Please see the HACKING file. :]

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[A: Please see the HACKING document. :]

September 09, 2008, at 12:55 PM by nick - Add note about GVFS ~/.gvfs/ mount point
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[A: No, Geany doesn't support any remote file editing. But you can easily mount remote filesystems through FTP, SSH or whatever with FUSE or LUFS. This is even better because the remote filesystem will become available for all your applications transparently. :]

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[A: No, Geany doesn't support any remote file editing. But you can easily mount remote filesystems through FTP, SSH or whatever with FUSE or LUFS. This is even better because the remote filesystem will become available for all your applications transparently.

If you have GVFS (GNOME >= 2.22) you may already have a FUSE mountpoint in ~/.gvfs/ which you can tell Geany to open remote files from, after mounting the connection from a GNOME program such as nautilus.

 :]
September 09, 2008, at 12:46 PM by nick - Change color scheme links to point to Extras page
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An ambitious Geany user wrote a tool to set up nice syntax highlighting color schemes. It can be found on this link.

Another user has uploaded a set of filetypes.* files with a dark color scheme, including Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML and None styles.

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There is a tool for configuring color schemes, and a set of dark color schemes available here.

September 01, 2008, at 11:43 AM by enrico - Update note about 'Stop scroll at last line' pref.
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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. It will be off by default in future versions. If you don't like this feature you can disable it by setting the hidden preference "scroll_stop_at_last_line" to true. For details about how to do this, please read the manual about hidden preferences. :]

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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. It will be off by default in future versions and you will be able to configure it in Geany's preferences dialog. :]

August 31, 2008, at 09:49 PM by enrico - Website address change: www.geany.org
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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. It will be off by default in future versions. If you don't like this feature you can disable it by setting the hidden preference "scroll_stop_at_last_line" to true. For details about how to do this, please read the manual about hidden preferences. :]

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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. It will be off by default in future versions. If you don't like this feature you can disable it by setting the hidden preference "scroll_stop_at_last_line" to true. For details about how to do this, please read the manual about hidden preferences. :]

August 27, 2008, at 04:53 PM by nick - note scroll_stop_at_last_line is off in Geany > 0.14
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[A: This is a new feature since Geany 0.13 to add the ability to append text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. If you don't like this feature you can disable it by setting the hidden preference "scroll_stop_at_last_line" to true. For details about how to do this, please read the manual about hidden preferences. :]

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[A: For Geany 0.13 and 0.14, this is enabled by default and allows appending text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. It will be off by default in future versions. If you don't like this feature you can disable it by setting the hidden preference "scroll_stop_at_last_line" to true. For details about how to do this, please read the manual about hidden preferences. :]

August 27, 2008, at 04:48 PM by nick - note Format->Send Selection to comand under extending Geany
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[A: Yes! You can write your own plugins in C. You can also write Lua scripts for Geany using the Lua plugin. See the Plugins page. :]

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[A: Yes! You can write your own plugins in C. You can also write Lua scripts for Geany using the Lua plugin. See the Plugins page. Also note the Format->Send Selection to command is useful for piping text through a script/external program. :]

August 27, 2008, at 04:45 PM by nick - note future split window plugin
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support split windows. You can run several instances of Geany simultaneously however. :]

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support split windows. You can run several instances of Geany simultaneously however. In future, split windows may be implemented in a plugin. :]

July 29, 2008, at 02:31 PM by nick - minor correction s/and don't stop/and doesn't stop/
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[Q: The vertical scrollbar scrolls over the document and don't stop at the last line. What is wrong? :]

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[Q: The vertical scrollbar scrolls over the document and doesn't stop at the last line. What's wrong? :]

April 07, 2008, at 04:21 PM by enrico - Add remote FS answer.
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[Q: Does Geany support editing files remotely through FTP or SSH? :] [A: No, Geany doesn't support any remote file editing. But you can easily mount remote filesystems through FTP, SSH or whatever with FUSE or LUFS. This is even better because the remote filesystem will become available for all your applications transparently. :]

March 18, 2008, at 06:11 PM by enrico - Add scroll_stop_at_last_line information.
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[Q: The vertical scrollbar scrolls over the document and don't stop at the last line. What is wrong? :] [A: This is a new feature since Geany 0.13 to add the ability to append text with the last lines drawn at the top of the view. If you don't like this feature you can disable it by setting the hidden preference "scroll_stop_at_last_line" to true. For details about how to do this, please read the manual about hidden preferences. :]

February 22, 2008, at 01:02 PM by nick - Change dark color scheme link text, don't use en_GB colour spelling
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[Q: How can I change the colours used for syntax highlighting? :] [A: Geany reads the colours to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual.

An ambitious Geany user wrote a tool to help set up nice syntax highlighting colours. It can be found on this link.

Another user has uploaded a set of filetypes.* files with a dark color scheme, including Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML and None styles: http://snitko.ru/geany-dark-scheme/.

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[Q: How can I change the colors used for syntax highlighting? :] [A: Geany reads the colors to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual.

An ambitious Geany user wrote a tool to set up nice syntax highlighting color schemes. It can be found on this link.

Another user has uploaded a set of filetypes.* files with a dark color scheme, including Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML and None styles.

February 22, 2008, at 12:57 PM by nick - Add link to Roman Snitko's dark color scheme page
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[A: Geany reads the colours to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual. An ambitious Geany user wrote a script to help set up nice syntax highlighting colours. It can be found on this link. :]

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[A: Geany reads the colours to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual.

An ambitious Geany user wrote a tool to help set up nice syntax highlighting colours. It can be found on this link.

Another user has uploaded a set of filetypes.* files with a dark color scheme, including Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML and None styles: http://snitko.ru/geany-dark-scheme/.

(There is also a TODO list item to implement a configurable set of common styles.) :]

February 12, 2008, at 09:33 AM by enrico - Change the link to John's colour tool.
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[A: Geany reads the colours to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual. An ambitious Geany user wrote a script to help set up nice syntax highlighting colours. It can be found on his homepage. :]

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[A: Geany reads the colours to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual. An ambitious Geany user wrote a script to help set up nice syntax highlighting colours. It can be found on this link. :]

February 11, 2008, at 04:25 PM by enrico - Add note about syntax highlighting colours.
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[Q: How can I change the colours used for syntax highlighting? :] [A: Geany reads the colours to use for syntax highlighting from filetype definition files. Detailed information on how to find and edit these files can be found in the manual. An ambitious Geany user wrote a script to help set up nice syntax highlighting colours. It can be found on his homepage. :]

January 02, 2008, at 12:20 PM by nick - Remove Questions link
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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive Manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. An alternative way is to leave your question on the Questions page. :]

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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. :]

January 02, 2008, at 12:18 PM by nick - fix italics instead of asterixes
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desktop users are familiar with. Although you can remap *most*

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desktop users are familiar with. Although you can remap most

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[A: Case-insensitive forward incremental search is via the *search*

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[A: Case-insensitive forward incremental search is via the search

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search then use your key for "Find Previous". :]

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search then use your key for Find Previous. :]

January 01, 2008, at 05:20 PM by nick - Add 4 Qs suggested by John Gabriele (thanks); reorder Qs
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[Q: How can I contribute to Geany? :] [A: See Developers. :]

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[Q: Can I make Geany behave like Emacs/Vim? :] [A: As its default, Geany uses the standard GTK+ keybindings that most desktop users are familiar with. Although you can remap *most* keybindings to suit your taste, Geany cannot currently fully emulate Emacs or Vim, nor is it currently a goal of the core project developers to make it do so. :]

[Q: Can Geany show me multiple files at the same time? :] [A: Geany provides a tabbed main editor window, but does not support split windows. You can run several instances of Geany simultaneously however. :]

[Q: Does Geany have incremental search? :] [A: Case-insensitive forward incremental search is via the *search* field in the toolbar. For reverse incremental search, start a forward search then use your key for "Find Previous". :]

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[Q: Can I extend Geany myself? :] [A: Yes! You can write your own plugins in C. You can also write Lua scripts for Geany using the Lua plugin. See the Plugins page. :]

[Q: How can I contribute to Geany? :] [A: See Developers. :]

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[A: The quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. An alternative way is to leave your question on the Questions page. :]

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[A: Please first have a look at our comprehensive Manual. If that doesn't answer your question, the quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. An alternative way is to leave your question on the Questions page. :]

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[FAQ-Title: Geany FAQ':] [TOC-Style: faqtoc:]

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[TOC-Style: faqtoc:]

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December 26, 2007, at 01:25 PM by nick - Add contributing, adding filetypes, questions entries
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[Q: How can I contribute to Geany? :] [A: See Developers. :]

[Q: Can I add custom filetypes by creating a filetypes.foo configuration file? :] [A: No, this is not supported. Perhaps in future some basic support for this may be added. :]

[Q: How do I add filetype support for language Foo? :] [A: Please see the HACKING file. :]

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[A: The quickest and best way is to An alternative way is to leave your question on the Questions page. :]

[Q: Where can I get help with PmWiki? (This is a pretty vague question!):] [A: See this FAQ. :]

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[A: The quickest and best way is to ask on the mailing list. An alternative way is to leave your question on the Questions page. :]

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[Q-Title: Questions:] [A-Title: Answers:] [TOC-Style: faqtoc:]

[Q: How do I get my question answered? :] [A: The quickest and best way is to An alternative way is to leave your question on the Questions page. :]

[Q: Where can I get help with PmWiki? (This is a pretty vague question!):] [A: See this FAQ. :]