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Getting Help in nano

A great way to find out more about nano is to access nano help. In addition to finding answers to your questions, you can discover its features and capabilities as shown in red_a.jpg.


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red_a.jpg nano gives you all the information you need.

To get help in nano:

  1. ctrl-g.jpg

    In nano, press ctrl-g.jpg to access help.

  2. Move through the help pages:

    • ctrl-v.jpg moves you down through the help page.
    • ctrl-v.jpg ctrl-y.jpg moves you up through the help page.
  3. ctrl-x.jpg

    Use this combination to exit help.

To get help with nano startup options:

man nano

At the shell prompt, type man nano to learn more about startup options, including a variety of options that control how nano works.

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