Linux administration

How to install nano text editor in Linux

GNU nano is a text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface.

Installing nano on Debian/Ubuntu machines

apt update -y && apt install -y nano

Installing nano on RHEL/AlmaLinux machines

dnf upgrade --refresh -y && dnf -y install nano

Opening and saving a text file with nano

To open an existing text file or to create a new one, just run:

nano <file pathname>

To save the file after editing press Ctrl + X and then Y. To exit without saving press Ctrl + X anf then N.