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Helix, A post-modern text editor, provides several modes for different kinds of text manipulation. Pressing i enters insert mode. <Esc> enters normal mode, which enables the use of Helix commands. More information:

  • Open a file:

helix {{path/to/file}}

  • Change the Helix theme:

:theme {{theme_name}}

  • Save and Quit:


  • Force-quit without saving:


  • Undo the last operation:


  • Search for a pattern in the file (press n/N to go to next/previous match):


  • Format the file: