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The Beginner�s Guide to Nano, the Linux Command-Line Text Editor

Feb 10, 2011, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"New to the Linux command-line? Confused by all of the other advanced text editors? How-To Geek's got your back with this tutorial to Nano, a simple text-editor that's very newbie-friendly.

"When getting used to the command-line, Linux novices are often put off by other, more advanced text editors such as vim and emacs. While they are excellent programs, they do have a bit of a learning curve. Enter Nano, an easy-to-use text editor that proves itself versatile and simple. Nano is installed by default in Ubuntu and many other Linux distros and works well in conjunction with sudo, which is why we love it so much.

"Running Nano

"You can run nano in two ways. To open nano with an empty buffer, just type in "nano" at the command prompt."

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