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In the following demonstration, we'll be setting up Kakoune, a code editor that utilizes Vi's design of using "keystrokes as a text editing language".

Being a modal editor, it bears certain similarities to Vim (which initially inspired Kakoune's creation).


The first thing is to update the package lists. Open workspace terminal and run

$ sudo apt update

Fetched 339 kB in 2s (185 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Now we can install Kakoune with APT

$ sudo apt install -y kakoune

Preparing to unpack .../kakoune_2019.07.01-1build1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking kakoune (2019.07.01-1build1) ...
Setting up kakoune (2019.07.01-1build1) ...

Kakoune is installed in the workspace.


To open Kakoune code editor simply execute kak in the terminal

$ kak