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Simple, easy to use command-line text editor. An enhanced, free Pico clone. More information:

  • Open a specific file:

nano {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file positioning the cursor at the specified line and column:

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

  • Enable smooth scrolling:

nano -S {{filename}}

  • Indent new lines to the previous lines' indentation:

nano -i {{filename}}

  • Before modification, backup separately as {{current_file_name}}~:

nano -B {{filename}}