Introduction to Bluefish

The Bluefish package contains a powerful X Window System editor designed for web designers, but also suitable as a programmer's editor. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and as such is ideal for editing XML and HTML files.

Package Information

Bluefish Dependencies


GTK+-2.10.13 and PCRE-7.6


GNOME Virtual File System-2.18.1 (for remote files), Aspell-0.60.5 (for spellchecking), libgnomeui-2.18.1, GNOME MIME Data-2.4.3, desktop-file-utils-0.13, and shared-mime-info-0.21

User Notes:

Installation of Bluefish

Install Bluefish by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Configuring Bluefish

Config Files


Configuration Information

The directory ~/.bluefish is created by the program when it is first run, and the configuration files are maintained by the program automatically to preserve settings from run to run.


Installed Program: bluefish
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/bluefish

Short Descriptions


is an X Window System editor for markup and programming.

Last updated on 2008-04-09 10:40:36 -0500