What's Nano?

Vram lamsokvr at xprt.net
Wed Jun 22 07:06:23 UTC 2005

Jacob Walch wrote:

>     Nano is just a text editor.  Typing "sudo apt-cache show nano" gives
>the following:
>Description: free Pico clone with some new features
> GNU nano is a free replacement for Pico, the default Pine editor. Pine is
> copyrighted under a restrictive licence, that makes it unsuitable for
> Debian's main section. GNU nano is an effort to provide a Pico-like
> editor, but also includes some features that were missing in the original,
> such as 'search and replace', 'goto line' or internationalization support.
>     If you don't like vi or emacs, this may be the editor for you,
>as it is very easy to use and all the important key bindings are displayed,
>so you don't have to remember them.  Actually, I just recently discovered
>this program when trying to get Morphix to work and discovering that emacs
>was not installed and vi didn't work.  Morphix did, however, have a "pico"
>command which was just an alias to nano.  Just as a side note, I prefer emacs.
What is this world coming to??? NO VI?????

NO VI?????

No VI??????

I am going MAD>>.............................


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