NANO Tutorial for Linux

Quick How To Guide

Start nano:

nano textFile.txt

Show help:

Ctrl + G

Hide help:

Ctrl + X

Save file:

Ctrl + O

Save and exit:

Ctrl + X then answer Y

Exit without saving:

Ctrl + X then answer N

Go to previous/next line:

Ctrl + P/Ctrl + N

Go to previous/next screen:

Ctrl + Y/Ctrl + V

Go to line and column number:

Ctrl + _

Insert another file into the current file:

Ctrl + R, enter path to the file

Search for string or regular expression:

Ctrl + W

Cut current line and store it in the cutbuffer:

Ctrl + K

Uncut from the cutbuffer to current line:

Ctrl + U

Copy the current line to cutbuffer:

Alt + 6 or Alt + ^