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Nano: lightweight and flexible text editor

May 19, 2016, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yoander Vald??s Rodr??guez)

Nano, improved version of Pico, is a friendly, lightweight and flexible text editor, it is ideal to make simple edits.

Nano is a modeless text editor (no need to run any command or key combination to start editing the selected file). Once started it shows in the first line: the current version, the name of the file being edited and whether it has been modified or not; then the file in question, in the third line from the bottom up the important messages and in the last 2 lines the most common shortcuts (see figure). The main keys for Nano are: Ctrl (^) and Esc (M), ie with Esc or Ctrl and another key combination we can execute an action.

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