Helix is a free and open source terminal based text editor for Linux, Windows and MacOS.It is written in Rust and released under Mozilla Public License 2.0. Helix is heavily inspired by Neovim and Kakoune. It comes with multiple selections, Vim like editing, syntax highlighting, language server and tree sitter support.
How to Install Helix on Ubuntu Linux
Helix is available as a portable AppImage and flatpak package file. Download Helix in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. In the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands one by one. Here “helix-22.12-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name and you can change below command based on your downloaded file name.
sudo chmod +x ~ helix-22.12-x86_64.AppImage
Install Helix via Flatpak:
First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation. In the terminal software run below Helix flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub com.helix_editor.Helix
And open Helix using this command.
flatpak run com.helix_editor.Helix
And uninstall Helix using below command.
sudo flatpak uninstall com.helix_editor.Helix