Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C and Lua and relentlessly optimized for speed and minimalism over the years, Textadept is an ideal editor for programmers who want endless extensibility without sacrificing speed or succumbing to code bloat and featuritis.
- Self-contained executable – no installation necessary.
- Entirely keyboard driven.
- Unlimited split views.
- Support for over 80 programming languages.
- Powerful snippets and key commands.
- Code autocompletion and API lookup.
- Unparalleled extensibility.
- Terminal (curses) version.
In its bid for minimalism, Textadept has no dependencies on Windows and Mac OSX operating systems and depends only on GTK+ 2.0 version 2.18 or greater on Linux. Textadept includes its own copy of Lua on all platforms and bundles in a GTK+ runtime on Windows and Mac OSX.
The terminal version of Textadept requires only an implementation of curses like ncurses.
Download Textadept from the project’s download page or from these quick links:
Warning: nightly builds are untested, may have bugs, and are the absolute cutting-edge versions of Textadept. Do not use them in production, but for testing purposes only.
If necessary, you can obtain PGP signatures from the download page along
with a public key in order to verify download integrity. For example on Linux,
after importing the public key via
gpg --import foicica.pgp and downloading
the appropriate signature, run
gpg --verify [signature].
Installation and Usage
Textadept comes with a comprehensive manual and API documentation in the doc/ directory. They are also available online.
Buy the Book
Published: Oct 2016 [New!]
Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. This quick reference contains a wealth of knowledge on how to script and configure Textadept using the Lua programming language. It groups the editor’s rich API into a series of tasks in a convenient and easy-to-use manner. Read more…
This book serves as the perfect complement to Textadept’s Manual and exhaustive API documentation.
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