Package kakoune

Code editor heavily inspired by Vim


  * Multiple selections
  * Customization
  * Text editing tools
  * Client/Server architecture
  * Advanced text manipulation primitives
  * Active development & support

Kakoune is a code editor that implements Vi’s "keystrokes as a text editing
language" model. As it is also a modal editor, it is somewhat similar to the
Vim editor (after which Kakoune was originally inspired).

Kakoune can operate in two modes: normal and insertion. In insertion mode,
keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are
used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.

Kakoune has a strong focus on interactivity. Most commands provide immediate
and incremental results, while being competitive with Vim in terms of
keystroke count.

Kakoune works on selections, which are oriented, inclusive ranges of
characters. Selections have an anchor and a cursor. Most commands move both of
them except when extending selections, where the anchor character stays fixed
and the cursor moves around.

Version: 2022.10.31

General Commands

kak a vim-inspired, selection oriented code editor