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new 0.2.6 Jan 16, 2021
0.2.5 Jan 15, 2021
0.1.4 Dec 19, 2020
0.1.1 Oct 28, 2020

#267 in Command line utilities

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GPL-3.0 license

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An in-console byte editor. Work in progress, but fairly stable for basic work.
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The environment was designed to feel and work as much like VIM as is reasonable for a byte editor. (hjkl directional controls, numerical register, a command line with its own pseudo-language as well as modes [visual, inser t, append, replace])

Installation & Usage

From source:

cargo clone https://github.com/quintinfsmith/sbyte.git
cd sbyte
cargo run --release <filename>

For Arch:

wget https://github.com/quintinfsmith/sbyte/releases/download/v0.1.0/sbyte-0.1.0.tar.gz
tar -xvf sbyte-0.1.0.tar.gz
cd sbyte
makepkg -si
sbyte path/to/file

For Debian:

wget https://github.com/quintinfsmith/sbyte/releases/download/v0.1.0/sbyte-0.1.0.deb
dpkg -i sbyte-0.1.0.deb
sbyte path/to/file

...or just run the .deb from the filemanager.

rpm packages are in the hopper.

See sbyterc for basic controls.


~48K SLoC