A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor (by zyedidia)

Micro-editor Alternatives

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micro-editor reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of micro-editor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-17.
  • Ask HN: What software sparks joy when using?
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Apr 2024
  • Modeless Vim
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jan 2024
  • Essential Command Line Tools for Developers
    29 projects | dev.to | 15 Jan 2024
    To see more screenshots of micro, showcasing some of the default color schemes, see here.
  • Go: What We Got Right, What We Got Wrong
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jan 2024
    Not sure these are really popular, but I cannot resist advertising a few utilities written in Go that I regularly use in my daily workflow:

    - gdu: a NCDU clone, much faster on SSD mounts [1]

    - duf: a `df` clone with a nicer interface [2]

    - massren: a `vidir` clone (simpler to use but with fewer options) [3]

    - gotop: a `top` clone [4]

    - micro: a nice TUI editor [5]

    Building this kind of tools in Go makes sense, as the executables are statically compiled and are thus easy to install on remote servers.

    [1]: https://github.com/dundee/gdu

    [2]: https://github.com/muesli/duf

    [3]: https://github.com/laurent22/massren

    [4]: https://github.com/xxxserxxx/gotop

    [5]: https://github.com/zyedidia/micro

  • Text Editor: Data Structures
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Dec 2023
    > The worst way to store and manipulate text is to use an array.

    Claim made from theoretical considerations, without any actual reference to real-world editors. The popular Micro[1] text editor uses a simple line array[2], and performs fantastically well on real-world editing tasks.

    Meanwhile, ropes are so complicated that even high-quality implementations have extremely subtle bugs[3] that can lead to state or content corruption.

    Which data structure is "best" is not just a function of its asymptotic performance. Practical considerations are equally important (arguably more so).

    [1] https://github.com/zyedidia/micro

    [2] https://github.com/zyedidia/micro/blob/master/internal/buffe...

    [3] https://github.com/cessen/ropey/pull/67

  • A nano like text editor built with pure C
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Dec 2023
  • A simple guide for configuring sudo and doas
    3 projects | dev.to | 24 Dec 2023
    There are two main ways to configure sudo.The first one is using the sudoers file.It is located at /etc/sudoers for Linux,and /usr/local/etc/sudoers for FreeBSD respectively.The paths are different,but the configuration works in the same way. A typical sudoers file looks like this. The sudoers file must be edited with the visudo command,which ensures the config is free of errors.Running this command as the root user will result in opening vi by default.If you want to use a different editor you can set the VISUAL environment varaible to the editor you want. For example,if you want to use micro as the text editor run:
  • what terminal emulator do you use and why?
    9 projects | /r/archlinux | 10 Dec 2023
    found that micro has dedicated info page for copy paste
  • Microsoft is exploring adding a command line text editor into Windows, and it wants your feedback
    6 projects | /r/Windows11 | 9 Dec 2023
    micro: winget install zyedidia.micro
  • What is the best basic ass text editor?
    1 project | /r/windows | 9 Dec 2023
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