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GNU nano

GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column n...

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GNU nano Features

  1.  Command line interfaceGNU nano either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.

GNU nano information

  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives132 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about GNU nano, and it has gotten 256 likes

GNU nano was added to AlternativeTo by nitrofurano01 on and this page was last updated . GNU nano is sometimes referred to as Nano.

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edenw
  
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Small, simple, text-based, utf8 capable. It just keeps working.

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tuva-hayabi
  
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I find Nano much easier than Vim or Emacs, but I use it only if there is no graphical user interface available. Normally, I prefer Geany as an editor with a GUI.

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ab1
  
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Terrible as editor.

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coralof
  
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Nano is my go to editor for anything in the command line, as well as for programming. Its integration, keyboard commands, interface and speed are all perfect. The fact that it has syntax highlighting is also a super useful feature!

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SecurityChecker
  
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Nano is very useful for simple text editing in the command line of Linux

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velnemed
  
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How to not learn Vim and still get a useful text editor

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felipemaia
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Apparently this project was abandoned. No updates since 2009.

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fahrenheit

It's not discontinued, latest version 2.4.2, was in fact released on the 5th of July, 2015. The page is misleading.

Check FTP site or the SVN for more information.

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felipemaia

True! The latest version dates 2015. The project is on! The problem is that both web sites (http://www.nano-editor.org/ and http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/nano) are out-of-date, misleading the reader. You need to look deeper, like the FTP download site, to find out that the software was recently updated. I would suggest to the Nono's developers team to update the pages. Like me, many others would discard it's use due to this mistake. Thanks for the correction!

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