Micro – A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor

Advertisement

Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now.

As the name indicates, micro aims to be somewhat of a successor to the nano editor by being easy to install and use in a pinch, but micro also aims to be enjoyable to use full time, whether you work in the terminal because you prefer it (like me), or because you need to (over ssh).

Features

– Easy to use and to install
– Splits and tabs
– Plugin system
– Automatic linting and error notifications
– True color support
– Extremely good mouse support

Here is a picture of micro editing its source code.

micro-solarized

Micro