Diakonos – editor for the masses

Diakonos is a customizable, usable console-based text editor.

It has the aim of being easier to configure and use than emacs, more powerful than pico and nano, and not as cryptic as vi or ex.

Diakonos uses the standard Macintosh/Windows key bindings (Ctrl-C to copy, Ctrl-V to paste, Ctrl-O to open a file, Ctrl-S to save etc), instead of the more idiosyncratic key combinations used by many other console-based editors including vi.

Easy to use and easy to configure, but potent in the hands of power users. This software is billed as a Linux editor for the masses.

Diakonos is dependent on Ruby, an object-oriented programming language.

Features include:

  • Scripting in any language.
  • Macro recording and playback.
  • Multi-element clipboard.
  • Multi-level undo.
  • Parsed (“smart”) indentation.
  • Customizable multilingual syntax highlighting, with support for embedded languages (e.g. PHP, eRuby, Javascript).
  • Bookmarking, named and unnamed.
  • Regular expression searching.
  • Customizable status line.
  • Limited ctags support.
  • Hooks.

Website: github.com/Pistos/diakonos
Developer: Peter Semiletov and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v3

Diakonos is written in Ruby. Learn Ruby with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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