This is a portable version of the Mg editor from OpenBSD by an OpenBSD developer who did a bunch of overhaul work on the version of Mg found in the OpenBSD base system.
Mg is intended to be a small, fast, and portable editor for people who can't (or don't want to) run emacs for one reason or another, or are not familiar with the vi editor. It is compatible with emacs because there shouldn't be any reason to learn more editor types than emacs or vi.
This repository aggressively tracks upstream.
mg has a simple configure script that generates a
$ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
You need the ncurses library.
Tested on recent versions of Arch, Cygwin, Debian, DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, Mac OS X (10.10 or later), NetBSD, Slackware, and Ubuntu.
Files originating from
mg are Public Domain. Files needed for portability
have their own individual license headers.
All licenses are ISC or BSD.
Get a tarball
See the Releases tab on GitHub.