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Modern terminal-based text editor

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Micro and what they use it for.
  • What’s the best IDE?
    Switched from vscode to micro ( about 1 month ago... Much faster, works in terminal, never looked back. - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • Looking for minimalist distro for a beginner who wants to eventually get nitty gritty
    I would recommend using micro as a starter text editor. It's easy to use and has mouse support (or install what you're familiar with). - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Which editor do you use to code in Zig?
    Was faffing about with Helix for a few weeks until I went back to good old trusty Micro where I'm comfortable. Although, I'm keeping an eye on Helix, soft wrapping has been merged which should be out in repos sometime soon :). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Gedit but in console?
    The closest you will get is micro. It support splits and tabs. You use it like any other GUI editor, it has mouse support and sane default keyboard shortcut. Written in Go. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Recovering datastore partition table
    Honestly though, I'm just glad I found the nano binary I had for esxi so I didn't have to go searching for it again. No idea why it or something similar with a more permissive licence like micro isn't included. Vi is powerful, but usually I just want to quickly open and edit a file in a quick ssh session and I want something that just works easy. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Want better keybinding parity between micro and Sublime Text?
    I went through the key-bindings in Micro (which use different modifier keys) and added them to Sublime Text:. - Source: / 2 months ago
  • GNU nano is my editor of choice (2021)
    All of the old editors are horrible. Nano, vi, emacs... Sure they might be conveniently placed, but are a pain to learn. This one is a vast improvement - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • GNU nano is my editor of choice (2021)
    I used to be a nano user but now whenever I want to use a terminal text editor I will almost always use micro as it has built in support for most languages. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • How do I close VI editor?
    Micro is the one supporting most familiar keyboard shortcuts. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Ncdu – NCurses Disk Usage
    I'm big fan of using micro[1] instead of nano/vim as the default command line text editor. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Top 6 awesome text editors for Linux and Unix command-line users/developers
    Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive while also taking advantage of modern terminals’ full capabilities. From the project page:. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Ask HN: Is there an editor with insert mode and free cursor?
    Give Micro a try: It's insert-mode only but well-worth giving a whirl for faster edits. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Mle is a small, flexible, terminal-based text editor written in C
    > The default key bindings are intuitive. Input text as normal, use directional keys to move around, use Ctrl-S to save, Ctrl-O to open, Ctrl-X to exit. Ctrl-X to exit is not intuitive. That's used to cut text almost everywhere. Instead, use Ctrl-Q (quit) to exit. It's been 35 years since CUA[1]. Another terminal editor, micro[2], already adopted these conventions (Ctrl-C to copy, Ctrl-X to cut, Ctrl-V to paste),... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • My terminal text editor - Unblind
    Micro is probably what you were looking for, although I applaud your work anyway. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Nano master race
    So you like nano? Let me introduce you to micro, you'll love it: - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Nano master race
    For those that say nano is too bare with features: install micro and enjoy the power of a modern text editor in your terminal! - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture
    Very first thing I do when first logging into a new machine is installing Micro ( - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture
    Even if you disregard all of the terminal based editors (micro, Kakoune, neovim, Helix) there's Kate which is already awesome and constantly getting great updates. There are also many promising projects like Lapce and CudaText (but they are admittedly not great yet). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • ash-editor: a modern CLI text-editor for Linux
    Good stuff! Reminds me a lot of the Micro text editor, which I love: - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • What are your favorite text editors?
    For terminal usage I tend to use nano (with a few options) but I have used micro before and it was neat. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Vim or Nvim?
    LOL, no. If you don't like modal editing, then maybe micro. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago

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