GNU nano is designed to be a free replacement for the Pico text editor, part of the Pine email suite from The University of Washington. It aims to “emulate Pico as closely as possible and perhaps include extra functionality”.
This editor is written for seasoned code editors with support for several languages, syntax highlighting, optional built-in Vim support, multi-cursor/selection support, plugin support and many other features.
At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.