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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 a Text Editor 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, GNU Emacs, Micro and CudaText.

mg alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of mg.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Cygwin

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  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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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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. The features of GNU Emacs include:

    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
  4. 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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  5. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom


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    Traditional Ex - Vi editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    Vi session editing, tildes signify lines not present in the file.
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    Tilde

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tilde is a text editor for the console/terminal, which provides an intuitive interface for people accustomed to GUI environments such as Gnome, KDE and Windows. Example: copy current selection is Control-C; paste previously copied text is Control-V.

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  8. Vis

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Ox editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    An independent Rust text editor that runs in your terminal.

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    Vy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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