This one is listed first as it has the easiest learning curve. It is neither the most powerful nor the most “guru approved,” but
nano is a respectable text editor that you can run from the command line, and it’s often perfect for quick tasks such as editing configuration files.
Learning how to use
nano is quick and easy. You might need to edit files on a Linux system with a minimal install, or a remote server without a more extensive offering of installed text editors. Chances are nearly 100 percent that
nano will be available.
You can start an editing session by using the
nano command like this:
matthew@seymour:~$ nano file.txt
When you first start editing, you see the text on the screen with a title bar across the top and ...