TextMate Alternatives for Linux

    TextMate 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 100 alternatives to TextMate and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TextMate are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Atom (Free, Open Source), Vim (Free, Open Source) and Eclipse (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. VS 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.
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    2. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.
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      Sublime Text vs TextMate opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Sublime Text is a great alternative to TextMate.
      Sublime is a good alternative because you can still code like wow
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      It support multi language and with a lot of feature with ton of package, it lightweight and fast
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. 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.
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      Most users think Atom is a great alternative to TextMate.
    4. 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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    5. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.
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      Eclipse vs TextMate opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      TextMate is a text editor while Eclipse is an IDE for developers.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      One is an IDE, the other is text editor.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago


    6. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
    7. Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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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    10. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source.
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