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Kakoune is a mode-based code editor implementing the "multiple selections" paradigm. Data can be selected and simultaneously edited in different locations, using multiple selections; users can also connect to the same session for collaborative editing. More information:

  • Open a file and enter normal mode, to execute commands:

kak {{path/to/file}}

  • Enter insert mode from normal mode, to write text into the file:


  • Escape insert mode, to go back to normal mode:


  • Replace all instances of "foo" in the current file with "bar":


  • Unselect all secondary selections, and keep only the main one:


  • Search for numbers and select the first two:


  • Insert the contents of a file:

!cat {{path/to/file}}<Enter>

  • Save the current file: