man nano Command

Man page for apt-get nano Command

Man Page for nano in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man nano

Man Nano  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man nano in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man nano

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

NANO(1)                                                                                                                                                      NANO(1)

nano Nano's ANOther editor, an enhanced free Pico clone


This manual page briefly documents the nano command.

nano is a small, free and friendly editor which aims to replace Pico, the default editor included in the non free Pine package. Rather than just copying
Pico's look and feel, nano also implements some missing (or disabled by default) features in Pico, such as "search and replace" and "go to line and column

Places cursor at line number LINE and column number COLUMN (at least one of which must be specified) on startup, instead of the default of line 1,
column 1.

? Same as h ( help).

A ( smarthome)
Make the Home key smarter. When Home is pressed anywhere but at the very beginning of non whitespace characters on a line, the cursor will jump to
that beginning (either forwards or backwards). If the cursor is already at that position, it will jump to the true beginning of the line.

B ( backup)
When saving a file, back up the previous version of it to the current filename suffixed with a ~.

C dir ( backupdir=dir)
Set the directory where nano puts unique backup files if file backups are enabled.

D ( boldtext)
Use bold text instead of reverse video text.

E ( tabstospaces)
Convert typed tabs to spaces.

F ( multibuffer)
Enable multiple file buffers, if available.

H ( historylog)
Log search and replace strings to ~/.nano_history, so they can be retrieved in later sessions, if nanorc support is available.

I ( ignorercfiles)
Don't look at SYSCONFDIR/nanorc or ~/.nanorc, if nanorc support is available.

K ( rebindkeypad)
Interpret the numeric keypad keys so that they all work properly. You should only need to use this option if they don't, as mouse support won't work
properly with this option enabled.

L ( nonewlines)
Don't add newlines to the ends of files.

N ( noconvert)
Disable automatic conversion of files from DOS/Mac format.

O ( morespace)
Use the blank line below the titlebar as extra editing space.

Q str ( quotestr=str)
Set the quoting string for justifying. The default is "^([ ]*[

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