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Micro Text Editor – A Modern and Intuitive Terminal Editor for Linux

Micro Text Editor 1.2.0 recently released, is an easy to use modern terminal-based text editor for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X platforms. The aim to built an easy to use and intuitive too, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. Before we peoceed on how to install micro text editor on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

Micro Text Editor

Micro Text Editor Features

  • No dependencies or external files are needed to run it
  • You can start using tool with default configuration out of the box. It’s easy to configure if needed
  • Comes with splits and tabs
  • It has a good mouse support such as dragging to create a selection, double click to select by word, and triple click to select by line
  • It’s a cross platform tool so should work on all OSes
  • Comes with a built-in plugin manager (written in lua) to automatically install, remove, as well as update all existing plugins
  • Has a persistent undo feature
  • It has an automatic linting and error notification system
  • Comes with over 90 languages syntax highlighting feature
  • Supports 16, 256, as well as true color themes
  • The snippet plugin can be installed with > plugin install snippets
  • You can copy and paste using the system clipboard
  • Common editor tools such as undo/redo, line numbers, Unicode support, softwrap…
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Micro Text Editor 1.2.0 Changelog

  • The biggest change in this version is the new syntax highlighting engine. See Micro changelog for full details

How to Install latest Micro Text Editor on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

32bit

wget https://github.com/zyedidia/micro/releases/download/nightly/micro-1.2.1-dev.86-linux32.tar.gz

tar -xvf micro-1.2.1-dev.86-linux32.tar.gz

cd micro-1.2.1-dev.86/

./micro

64bit OS

wget https://github.com/zyedidia/micro/releases/download/nightly/micro-1.2.1-dev.86-linux64.tar.gz

tar -xvf micro-1.2.1-dev.86-linux64.tar.gz

cd micro-1.2.1-dev.86/

./micro

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