If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
closed as unclear what you're asking by slm♦, jasonwryan, Shadur, manatwork, Anthon Aug 16 '13 at 7:36
Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
I can't say for sure that purging GNOME will remove gedit, but I can say that gedit will run without gnome, so if you want to use it and remove gnome, just remove gnome then re-install gedit.