Micro: terminal-based text editor that will amaze you


Many text editors for LinuxSome users are guided by tastes to choose an alternative, others choose according to their needs and technical characteristics. Among the most popular we have vim, emacs, gedit, nano, etc., but there are many more. One of them is micro, the editor that we talk about in this article and that is not based on a GUI like others, but is in the old school style, that is, in text mode.

micro is multiplatform, and it is also available for Linux. It is modern, with current functionalities that other more primitive editors do not have. It is written in the GO programming language and designed to use all the modern capabilities of the GNU / Linux operating system terminals. Its objective is to replace the well-known nano, and it is easy to install and use.

You can interact with it locally from the terminal or remotely via SSH. You can install it from the binaries available for different distros or from its source code that you will find on the net. In theofficial site on Github You will also find more information about the new releases and how to use the text editor. Anyway, whenever you need some kind of help or consultation on its use, you can press F1 while using the text editor.

Once installed you will see your functionalities and features Among which to highlight:

  • Ease of installation and use.
  • Support for plugins that extend their functionalities.
  • Automatic notification support.
  • Support to cut and paste to the system clipboard.
  • Supports undo, redo, line numbering, Unicode support, Softwrap, etc.
  • It also supports syntax highlighting for over 90 programming languages, making it a good tool for developers.
  • And much more…

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  1.   3rn3st0 said

    I started using it several months ago and so far it makes me happy. To edit configuration files and basic scripts you are delighted. I don't need Vim, Nano or Emacs for such simple tasks, plus those three editors bore me.