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TextWrangler Alternatives for Linux

TextWrangler 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 TextWrangler and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TextWrangler are Sublime Text, Atom, Vim and VSCodium.

TextWrangler 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 TextWrangler.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool.

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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.

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    Most users think Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to TextWrangler.
  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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    Most users think Sublime Text is a great alternative to TextWrangler.


  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.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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    Most users think Atom is a great alternative to TextWrangler.

    Atom lacks of a file compare feature

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  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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    Most users think Vim is a great alternative to TextWrangler.

    It gives syntax highlighting and word completion

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  5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

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  6. Neovim is Vim out of the box.

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    Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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  8. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
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    jEdit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it.

    jEdit on Windows
  10. Lite XL is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast, implemented as simply as possible; easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either.

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