mg Alternatives

    mg is described as 'This is a portable version of the Mg editor from OpenBSD by an OpenBSD developer who did a bunch of overhaul work on the version of Mg found in the OpenBSD base system' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to mg for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Vim, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mg are GNU nano (Free, Open Source), GNU Emacs (Free, Open Source), CudaText (Free, Open Source) and Micro (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 6, 2020

    1. 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.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).
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    5. 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.
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    6. An independent Rust text editor that runs in your terminal.
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    7. The vi editor is one of the most common text editors on Unix. It was developed starting around 1976 by Bill Joy at UCB, who was tired of the ed editor.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      vy is a modal editor with a very modular architecture. vy is built on top of Tkinter which is one of the most productive graphical toolkits; It permits vy to have such a great programming interface for plugins.
    8. Vis aims to be a modern, legacy-free, simple yet efficient editor, combining the strengths of both vi(m) and sam.
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      4coder is a minimalist, cross platform, programmable, code editing environment, catering to the needs of low level programmers. It allows you to use one work flow across Windows, Linux, and Mac (with the exception of your debugger... for now.).
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