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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/29/2019.

Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now. As the name indicates, micro aims to be somewhat of a successor to the nano editor by being easy to install and use in a pinch, but micro also aims to be enjoyable to use full time, whether you work in the terminal because you prefer it, or because you need to.

To install micro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install micro

To upgrade micro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade micro


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName 'micro' `
        -UnzipLocation "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" `
        -Url "" `
        -Url64bit "" `
        -ChecksumType "sha256" `
        -Checksum "ADAD7F5D977B0ABA1238A30BE6DE3AFD69157E08C15660DC89374C757DC43F9C" `
        -Checksum64 "C6D5EFF9D4D2CA88CFB85A7BDE2099238146BAC8215B9675733BE8A2C25B388B"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName "micro" `
        -ZipFileName ""
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        -PackageName "micro" `
        -ZipFileName ""

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Zachary Yedidia


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
micro 1.4.0 1012 Monday, January 29, 2018 approved
micro 1.3.4 465 Monday, November 27, 2017 approved
micro 1.3.3 656 Friday, September 29, 2017 approved
micro 1.3.2 284 Saturday, September 16, 2017 approved
micro 1.3.1 325 Thursday, August 10, 2017 approved
micro 1.3.0 240 Monday, July 31, 2017 approved
micro 1.2.0 418 Monday, May 29, 2017 approved
micro 1.1.4 432 Sunday, February 12, 2017 approved
micro 1.1.3 250 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 approved
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