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    MacVim Alternatives for Linux

    MacVim is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MacVim and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MacVim are Atom (Free Personal, Open Source), Vim (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source) and Kate (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2021
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    MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to macOS. MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other...
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    1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.
    2. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.
      Atom vs MacVim opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very reliable and configurable. lots of community plugins.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago


    3. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.
      Almost everyone thinks Vim is a great alternative to MacVim.
    4. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Code - OSS (vscode) project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.
    5. The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.

    6. GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.
    7. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:
    8. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.
    9. UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).
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