The Text Editor Sam by Rob Pike

Sam (and Max)

A minimalist text editor with a graphical user interface, a very powerful command language and remote editing capabilities. Written by Rob Pike.

Also could be considered a graphical version of the venerable ed on steroids, lots of steroids.


The source for Sam is extremely portable, and ports exist for many platforms, here are some:

Documentation and Manuals

Contact and Support

Notable Sam Users

About the Name

Sam is short for Samantha.

Related Projects and Programs

See also