From ArchWiki

Helix is a modal text editor written in Rust and inspired by Neovim and Kakoune. It implements changes to the traditional Vim workflow similar to Kakoune's, like selection-based editing and multi-cursor support. Helix bundles and enables many features out of the box and does not yet have a plugin system. It does have adding custom language support. Therefore, it can be considered easier to set up but less customizable than Vim and similar editors.


Install the helix package, or helix-gitAUR for the development version.


Helix reads an optional ~/.config/helix/config.toml configuration file. See this page of the official documentation for a list of available options.

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