# exofrills - when nano is too much¶

Have you ever been frustrated that your text editor wasn’t doing what you wanted? Angered that you can’t remember...

• ...how to find help?
• ...what :wq means?
• ...any of the little lisper that you read as an undergrad?

A small, brave world awaits!

# brutally lightweight¶

The exofrills (xo, pronounced ‘ex-oh’) text editor is designed to just provide the features that you need to program effectively and nothing else. It is ridiculously lightweight and only relies on Python 3, urwid, and pygments.

Current Features:

• Less than 850 lines of code in a single file!
• Syntax highlighting!
• Regular expression matching and replacing!
• Search history caching!
• Fully customizable!
• Start at non-origin locations!
• Hop between words on a line!
• Whole file insertion!
• Beginner friendly - maybe you are new to words!
• Copy and paste text!
• Line and column status!
• Only one row of non-text editing space!

If you ask for more features I will probably say no! Just fork xo yourself.

Writing text editors is not hard! Make one your own today.

exofrills now has 50% less characters in its name than other industry leaders!

 vi 2 vim 3 nano 4 pico 4 xo 2 cat 3 less 4 emacs 5

# get xo¶

Install from the cheeese shop with pip or easy_install:

$pip install exofrills  $ easy_install exofrills


Fork xo from github:

\$ git clone https://github.com/scopatz/xo.git


# key commands¶

esc: get help save file (write-out) exit (does not save) select pygments style insert file at current position go to line & column (yalla, let’s bounce) cuts the current line to the clipboard pastes the clipboard to the current line clears the clipboard (these spell K-U-T) set regular expression and jump to first match jump to next match of current regular expression set substitution for regular expression and replace first match replace next match of current regular expression

~xo <A3