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Kakoune in action

Developer: Maxime Coste
License: Unlicense

kakoune is a vim inspired editor that is written in C++ and uses less keystrokes than vim to acomplish tasks. It supports multiple selections.


The application is best suited for intermediate and advanced users who prefer to work on the commandline. It is very similar to vim but got written intirely in C++. You can easily select multiple parts of your text. kakoune makes use of the client/server architecture so you can modify the same file from many instances of kakoune.

Help and assistance

For vim users who want to give kakoune a try it is recommended to read their vim to kakoune documentation.