Nano Basics

Commands for getting started using the nano text editor.

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🌱 Created: 31/07/2022

✏️ Updated: 31/07/2022

Author: Dante Mogrim


According to version 6.3.

Note that the ^ symbol in their documentation actually refers to the Ctrl key.

General

  • Cancel: ^C
  • Close/exit: ^X
  • Help menu: ^G
  • Refresh: ^L
  • Search: ^W

Editing

  • Cut line/selection to cutbuffer: ^K
  • Paste: ^U
  • Save/write current buffer as: ^O
  • One screenful up: ^Y
  • One screenful down: ^V
  • To the beginning of current line: ^A
  • To the end of current line: ^E
  • To previous block of text: ^↑
  • To next block of text: ^↓
  • To line/column number: ^/