The readme provides quick instructions for installing micro either by downloading the binaries (if you don't have Go installed on your system), or by using
go get to build micro from source.
This page will contain some explanation for installation with package managers, and also how the makefile that comes with micro works.
Then you can easily install micro:
$ curl https://getmic.ro | bash
The script will install the micro binary to the current directory.
See the Github page for more information.
If you are on OSX, you can install micro using Homebrew:
brew install micro
If you are on Arch Linux, you can install micro using the AUR:
wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/micro-git.tar.gz tar xzf micro-git.tar.gz cd micro-git makepkg -si
If you are on CRUX, you can install micro using the 6c37-git repo:
git clone https://github.com/6c37/crux-ports-git cd crux-ports-git/micro # make sure you have go installed! pkgmk -i
Termux for Android 5+
- Install open-source terminal environment Termux (https://termux.com)
- Install micro using Termux's Apt package manager:
apt update apt install micro
The Makefile (which can be viewed here) tries to be as simple as possible.
Here is an overview of the Makefile and what each command does:
make update updates micro's source code and all of the dependencies.
make runtime downloads and installs github.com/jteeuwen/go-bindata/ and then uses that to create the
runtime.go file from the
runtime/ directory. This file is used so that the
runtime/ directory (containing micro's default runtime files such as colorschemes and plugins) is embedded inside the micro binary.
make build runs
make deps and
make tcell and then builds micro and links in the correct version (the current commit hash) and places the binary in the current directory.
make install runs
make build and then places the binary in