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+-2.6.7 and PCRE-6.1


GNOME Virtual File System-2.10.1 (for remote files), Aspell-0.60.3 (for spellchecking), libgnomeui-2.10.0, GNOME MIME Data-2.4.2, desktop-file-utils-0.10 and shared-mime-info-0.16

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 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600