Mazu Editor

林博仁(Buo-ren, Lin) (brlin) Publisher

Install latest/stable of Mazu Editor

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install mazu-editor

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A minimalist text editor with syntax highlight, copy/paste, and search


Command line: (filename is optional)

 me _filename_

Supported keys:

  • Ctrl-S: Save
  • Ctrl-Q: Quit
  • Ctrl-F: Find string in file
    • ESC to cancel search, Enter to exit search, arrows to navigate
  • Ctrl-C: Copy line
  • Ctrl-X: Cut line
  • Ctrl-V: Paste line
  • PageUp, PageDown: Scroll up/down
  • Up/Down/Left/Right: Move cursor
  • Home/End: move cursor to the beginnging/end of editing line

Mazu Editor does not depend on external library (not even curses). It uses fairly standard VT100 (and similar terminals) escape sequences.


Mazu Editor was inspired by excellent tutorial Build Your Own Text Editor:

Snap-specific information

Due to the confined nature of the snap apps, by default this snap can only access the files under your home directory(excluding the dotfiles right under it).

To open and save files under the /mnt and the /media directories, connect the snap to the removable-media interface by running the following command in a terminal:

 sudo snap connect mazu-editor:removable-media

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Details for Mazu Editor

Last updated
23 April 2019

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