Linux - Nano

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1 - About

Nano is a file editor.

3 - How to

3.1 - Start Nano

nano /mydirectory/myfile

3.2 - The workspace

In the upper left corner, you have the program and it’s version “GNU nano 1.3.12″ In the center of the top bar it tells you what file you are editing.

The caret (^) signifies holding down the control key and typing the letter.

For example:

  • ”{cntrl} g“ (^G) with display a Help file with a bunch of information about using nano.
  • ”{cntrl} x“ (^X) will exit the program and return you to the prompt.
  • ”{cntrl} o“ (^O) or (f3) will write or save the file to the servers harddrive.

4 - Documentation / Reference