This tutorial shows you how to install and open Nano Editor on Windows
Windows Nano Installation
Multiple ways we can install
Windows + Start, Select Windows Powershell, Right Click on it, Select Run as Administrator
Type choco, in the prompt, it gives Chocolatey version.
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> choco Chocolatey v2.1.0 Please run 'choco -?' or 'choco <command> -?' for the help menu.
If the above commands give an error, please install choco with the below command in the prompt
Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))
Once, Choco is installed, Run
choco install nano -y to install the nano editor
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> choco install nano -y Chocolatey v2.1.0 Installing the following packages: nano By installing, you accept licenses for the packages. Progress: Downloading nano-win 7.2.36... 100% nano-win v7.2.36 [Approved] nano-win package files install completed. Performing other installation steps. An attempt to get headers for https://files.lhmouse.com/nano-win/nano-win_10191_v7.2-36-g639dc4989.7z failed. The remote file either doesn't exist, is unauthorized, or is forbidden for url 'https://files.lhmouse.com/nano-win/nano-win_10191_v7.2-36-g639dc4989.7z'. Exception calling "GetResponse" with "0" argument(s): "The remote name could not be resolved: 'files.lhmouse.com'" Downloading nano-win from 'https://files.lhmouse.com/nano-win/nano-win_10191_v7.2-36-g639dc4989.7z' Progress: 100% - Completed download of C:\Users\Kiran\AppData\Local\Temp\chocolatey\nano-win\7.2.36\nano-winInstall.zip (664.31 KB). Download of nano-winInstall.zip (664.31 KB) completed. Hashes match. Extracting C:\Users\Kiran\AppData\Local\Temp\chocolatey\nano-win\7.2.36\nano-winInstall.zip to C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\nano-win\tools... C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\nano-win\tools Environment Vars (like PATH) have changed. Close/reopen your shell to see the changes (or in powershell/cmd.exe just type `refreshenv`). ShimGen has successfully created a shim for nano.exe ShimGen has successfully created a shim for nano.exe The installation of nano-win was successful. Software installed to 'C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\nano-win\tools' Progress: Downloading nano 7.2.36... 100% nano v7.2.36 [Approved] Nano package files install completed. Performing other installation steps. The installation of nano was successful. Software installed to 'C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\nano' Chocolatey installed 2/2 packages. See the log for details (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\logs\chocolatey.log).
nano is installed, you can create or open existing files, nano command works in the command line.
Nano Close and Open
Editor can be opened with or without opening a file
nano command used to create a file
To Open an existing file, pass the path of the file to the nano command
You can specify the absolute or relative path of a file
To exit the nano editor
- Ctrl + X to exit the editor
- Asks for whether to save changes Yes or No.
- On selecting one i.e yes, It closes the Nano editor