sandy: An extremely svelte editor

By popular request, we’re dropping back quickly in the alphabet again, to cover a small editor that was unconscionably skipped over: sandy.

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This is another whiz-bang tool from the suckless.org gang, which you might remember from a week or two ago when we cruised past sic. sandy has a similar feel to it, if an exceptionally streamlined performance can be considered similar.

As you can see, there is a terminal-wide selection bar that guides your eye to the line being edited, and new text gets a third color as it changes. I don’t recall seeing that approach anywhere else.

Most of sandy’s keystrokes and usage are in its man page, and I think it’s safe to say that most of them, if not all, are designed to follow editor conventions, and should be easy to pick up.

I like sandy for being a little unusual, a little intuitive, and very lightweight. I don’t know that I could look for more in an editor. And hey, it’s got color. 😀

The judges say: Another clever gadget from the suckless.org crew. 😉

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