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Command-line text editor. An enhanced Pico clone. More information:

  • Start the editor:


  • Start the editor without using configuration files:

nano --ignorercfiles

  • Open specific files, moving to the next file when closing the previous one:

nano {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}}

  • Open a file and position the cursor at a specific line and column:

nano +{{line}},{{column}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file and enable soft wrapping:

nano --softwrap {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file and indent new lines to the previous line's indentation:

nano --autoindent {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file and create a backup file (path/to/file~) on save:

nano --backup {{path/to/file}}