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slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has:
- first-class mouse support (even over an SSH connection)
- a Sublime-like file sidebar
- double-click to select word, highlight other occurrences
- configurable Sublime-like keybindings* (Ctrl+S save, Ctrl+Z undo, etc.)
- copying/pasting with OS clipboard support
- infinite undo/redo
- syntax highlighting for 100+ languages
- bracket matching
- heavily customizeable via plugins
- ... many other features that will make you leave nano, vim, and emacs behind
$ curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/slap-editor/slap/master/install.sh | sh
If you already have NodeJS installed:
$ sudo npm install -g slap@latest
$ slap fish.c $ slap fish1.c fish2.c $ slap redfish/ # open dir $ slap # new file
- Quit: Ctrl+Q
- Movement: mouse or arrow keys and PageUp/Down/Home/End
- Shift or click+drag to select, Ctrl/Alt to move faster
- Save: Ctrl+S
- Undo: Ctrl+Z, redo: Ctrl+Y
- List open tabs: Ctrl+L
- Next/previous tab: Ctrl+Alt+PageUp/Down
- Close tab: Ctrl+W
- Find: Ctrl+F
- Go to line: Ctrl+G
- Go to matching bracket: Ctrl+]
- Open: Ctrl+O (or click the filebrowser)
- New file: Ctrl+N
slap supports INI or JSON config files. You can put configuration wherever rc can find it.
A mostly empty configuration file with some useful comments is created in [
if an existing file isn't found.
Pass configuration via command line:
$ slap --header.style.bg red file.c
Slap is fully customizeable and supports plugins written in JS. You can place
single JS files, or NodeJS packages, into
To write your own plugin, a good starting point is
Please note that plugin packages must have
"keywords": ["slap-plugin"] in
iTerm2 supports the mouse and most keybindings out of the box. For optimal Terminal.app usage, see slap-Terminal.app-profile.
If you are using X.Org, ensure xclip is installed for OS clipboard support.
Most terminal emulators in Windows do not support mouse events, PuTTY being a notable exception. In Cygwin, slap crashes on startup due to joyent/node#6459.
Join us in #slap on Freenode for troubleshooting, theme/plugin/core development, or palm strike discussion of any nature.
Some keys don't work!
NOTE: if you are using Terminal.app, see slap-Terminal.app-profile.
Unfortunately most terminal emulators do not support certain keystrokes and as
such there is no way to handle them. These include
S-pageup/down. Most of these actions have alternate keybindings, inspired
by emacs and other editors, but if you find one that doesn't work, please
[submit an issue](../../issues/new)!
Slow on single cores, Raspberry Pi
slap is based on Github's atom/text-buffer, and as such should be very performant, even with very large files.
--editor.highlight false or adding the following to
[editor] highlight = false
If that doesn't improve performance, please run with
--perf.profile true and
[submit an issue](../../issues/new) with the newly-created