How To Make and Edit Files With Nano

Is Nano a good option for editing files? Absolutely. Here’s a quick how-to guide on using Nano to edit files. We’ll also discuss how to make a file with Nano.

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Using Nano to Create and Edit a File

Nano is easier to use than vim, so it’s a good choice for newer users.

Follow the steps in this video to create and edit a file using Nano.

First, log into your server via ssh

Then navigate to the directory location where you want to create the file, or edit an existing file

Next, type in “nano” followed by the name of the file. For example, if you wish to create or edit a new file named index.html, run the following. “nano,” space, index.html. Hit enter, and a new file will open named index.html

Start typing your data into the file.

When you’re ready to save the file, hold down the control key and press the letter “o,” control, plus “o.” The bottom of the prompt asks you to confirm the name of the file, which is already set as index.html

Hit the enter key on your keyboard to save

When finished, hold down the ctrl key and press the letter “x,” to close nano and return to your shell.

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