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. 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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