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Discussion on: Persuade me to switch away from Nano?

vonheikemen profile image

This sounds like a job for micro.

These are some of the features they list in their github repository.

  • No dependencies or external files are needed — just a binary
  • Multiple cursors.
  • Common keybindings (Ctrl+S, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z, …).
    • Keybindings can be rebound to your liking.
  • Sane defaults.
    • You shouldn't have to configure much out of the box (and it is extremely easy to configure).
  • nano-like menu to help you remember the keybindings.
  • Extremely good mouse support.
    • This means mouse dragging to create a selection, double click to select by word, and triple click to select by line.
  • Copy and paste with the system clipboard.
  • Small and simple.
  • Easily configurable.
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Ryan Westlund Author

Thanks! I actually ended up switching.