C text-editor

Open-source C projects categorized as text-editor

Top 20 C text-editor Projects

  • vis

    A vi-like editor based on Plan 9's structural regular expressions (by martanne)

    Project mention: Helix: Post-Modern Text Editor | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-11-06
  • mle

    flexible terminal-based text editor (C)

    Project mention: Mle is a small, flexible, terminal-based text editor written in C | reddit.com/r/patient_hackernews | 2022-10-01
  • Zigi

    The context switching struggle is real. Zigi makes context switching a thing of the past. It monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack!

  • bim

    Extensible, lightweight terminal text editor with syntax highlighting and plugin support.

    Project mention: Announcing: PonyOS 8 | reddit.com/r/osdev | 2022-03-31

    As for my development environment, for the last several years, I have done all of my programming in my own editor, which I built for the OS but use on Linux as well as my "daily driver". It also uses Kuroko for syntax highlighting scripts and as a general command and configuration language. The OS is generally built with gcc/binutils, though I've done clang builds in the past. The build system is mostly Make, with a bit of magic from Kuroko to automatically track dependencies for userspace applications.

  • ledit

    Simple no bullshit text editor

    Project mention: ledit - A simple no bullshit text editor | reddit.com/r/programmingtools | 2022-02-24
  • mg

    Micro (GNU) Emacs-like text editor ❤️ public-domain

    Project mention: Is there an editor like emacs, vim, etc. but (solely) used in the BSD world? | reddit.com/r/BSD | 2022-09-23

    mg (MicroGNUEmacs) despite the name is not affiliated with GNU and is a fork of MicroEmacs which is a clone of GNU Emacs. Basically it’s a lightweight, portable, emacs-style editor maintained by OpenBSD with a public domain license. https://github.com/troglobit/mg/

  • nano-win

    GNU nano text editor for Windows [WARNING: The master branch is constantly rebased and force-pushed so don't expect it to be steady!! -end WARNING]

    Project mention: For those who use Core installs, what are your pain points? | reddit.com/r/WindowsServer | 2022-03-15

    Hi malxau. I am fully aware of your tools. Actually I am using yori in both my personal and work laptops. However, I am a fan of PowerShell, while my colleagues are not. I tried to use nano for Windows as a CLI text editor, yet I got used to micro. But I agree. It has been more than 5 years since the initial Core version was released and still the tooling is poor. An admin cannot just ssh into a windows server and do the work when it is required. Yes, RSAT is great. But for a Linux shop who has limited use of Windows, things get hard. And Windows Admin Center is not that good yet.

  • dte

    A small, configurable console text editor (moved to https://gitlab.com/craigbarnes/dte) (by craigbarnes)

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • Teditor

    A simple text/code editor

  • ded

    Dramatic EDitor

    Project mention: Ghost(Turtle) In The Machine?! | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 2022-10-05

    Yeah, use ded ftw (aka DRamatic Editor

  • texterm

    A very minimal & simple text editor written in C with only Standard C Library.

  • ZIM

    Text editor in OpenGL (by yukitheclown)

    Project mention: Open source text editor I'm working on! | reddit.com/r/programming | 2022-10-05

    It's written in opengl and has a library: https://github.com/yukitheclown/ZIM/tree/main/libexample For using it in games for scripting. Other than that nothing really. Except I wrote most of it while bedridden and in pain and stuff after a car crash. So it could be enchanted if you believe in that kinda stuff. That's why I gave it the name zim because I was all hurt while writing it and it fit the theme of invader zim.

  • oed

    Portable OpenBSD ed(1) editor.

    Project mention: Writing portable C that uses pledge/unveil? | reddit.com/r/openbsd | 2022-10-06

    It looks like this is the same check for pledge/define HAVE_PLEDGE/guard the pledge invocation pattern is used in Brian Callahan's OpenED portable version of OpenBSD's ed(1).

  • Newtrodit

    A console text editor written in C.

    Project mention: Newtrodit, a console text editor | reddit.com/r/Newtrodit | 2022-03-06
  • nano-ycmd

    Modded GNU Nano using ycmd code completion and IntelliSense. The ycmd code completion support for nano is found in the ymcd-code-completion branch.

  • Xenon-text-editor

    This is my very own text editor inspired by the kilo text editor

  • led

    led - line-oriented text editor

  • keystance

    An open-source text-editor / enhanced version of kilo

  • baracle

    Let's make a text editor like in the 70's

  • editor

    editor - lite version of line-oriented text editor (by hulkiedo17)

    Project mention: editor - lite version of line-oriented text editor | reddit.com/r/C_Programming | 2022-08-17

    $ curl https://github.com/hulkiedo17/editor/commit/4c1683e.patch | git am

  • tedditor

    A gtk based simple text editor I'm writing for a school project.

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-11-06.

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What are some of the best open-source text-editor projects in C? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 vis 3,893
2 mle 663
3 bim 252
4 ledit 238
5 mg 234
6 nano-win 168
7 dte 121
8 Teditor 66
9 ded 58
10 texterm 39
11 ZIM 36
12 oed 33
13 Newtrodit 19
14 nano-ycmd 18
15 Xenon-text-editor 13
16 led 13
17 keystance 4
18 baracle 3
19 editor 1
20 tedditor 1
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