Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Edit text with nano, part of Learning Linux Command Line.
- [Voiceover] On Debian derived distributions…and Mac OS 10, there's another text editor called Nano.…It's quite a bit simpler than Vim,…so some people prefer it.…I'm working here in Ubuntu Desktop,…which comes with Nano already installed.…If you're using Fedora,…you'll need to install Nano to use it,…and we'll take a look…at installing software a little bit later.…I'll type nano to launch Nano.…Already you can see that Nano is…a little bit more user friendly than Vim,…going so far as to list some common commands…right at the bottom of the screen.…The caret character, the little upward angle,…represents the control key.…
So these key combinations are Control g for help,…Control o for writeout or save the file, etc.…I'll write some text here.…Our usual text navigation shortcuts work here too.…Control a to move to the beginning of the line,…and Control e to move to the end.…I'll use Control o to save the file,…and it prompts me for a name.…A little bit friendlier than Vim.…I'll call it new2.txt and hit enter.…I'll press Control x to exit.…
This course will establish the foundation for more advanced Linux topics. Find other Linux training courses here.
- What is the Linux command line?
- Writing Linux commands at the prompt
- Finding help for Linux commands
- Editing files and folders
- Configuring user roles and file permissions
- Using pipes to connect commands
- Peeking at files
- Searching and editing text
- Finding disk and system information
- Installing and updating software
Skill Level Beginner
1. Command-Line Basics
2. Files, Folders, and Permissions
3. Common Command-Line Tasks and Tools
4. A Peek at Some More Advanced Topics
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