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<H2>NAME</H2>

nano - Nano's ANOther editor, an enhanced free Pico clone
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<H2>SYNOPSIS</H2>

<B>nano</B>

<I>[+LINE]&nbsp;[options]&nbsp;[file]</I>

<BR>

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<H2>DESCRIPTION</H2>

This manual page documents briefly the <B>nano</B> command.
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<B>nano</B> is a small, free and friendly editor which aims to replace
Pico, the default editor included in the non-free Pine package. Rather
than just copying Pico's look and feel, <B>nano</B> also implements some
missing (or disabled by default) features in Pico, such as &quot;search and
replace&quot; and &quot;go to line number&quot;.
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<H2>OPTIONS</H2>

<DL COMPACT>
<DT><B>+</B><I>LINE</I>

<DD>
Places cursor at <I>LINE</I> on startup.
<DT><B>-B (--backup)</B>

<DD>
When saving a file, back up the previous version of it to the current
filename suffixed with a ~.
<DT><B>-D (--dos)</B>

<DD>
Write file in DOS format.
<DT><B>-F (--multibuffer)</B>

<DD>
Enable multiple file buffers, if available.
<DT><B>-H (--historylog)</B>

<DD>
Log search and replace strings to
<I>~/.nano_history</I>

so they may be stored for later editing, if nanorc support is 
configured.
<DT><B>-I (--ignorercfiles)</B>

<DD>
Don't look at
<I>$SYSCONFDIR/nanorc</I>

or
<I>~/.nanorc</I>,

if nanorc support is available.
<DT><B>-K (--keypad)</B>

<DD>
Do not use the ncurses keypad() call unless necessary.  Try this flag if
you find that the arrow keys on the numeric keypad do not work for you
under nano.
<DT><B>-M (--mac)</B>

<DD>
Write file in Mac format.
<DT><B>-N (--noconvert)</B>

<DD>
Disable automatic conversion of files from DOS/Mac format.
<DT><B>-Q </B><I>str</I> (--quotestr=<I>str</I>)

<DD>
Set the quoting string for justifying.  The default is
&quot;^([&nbsp;\t]*[|&gt;:}#])+&quot; if regular expression support is available, or
&quot;&gt;&nbsp;&quot; otherwise.
<DT><B>-R (--regexp)</B>

<DD>
Enable regular expression matching for search strings, as well as
\n subexpression replacement for replace strings, if available.
<DT><B>-S (--smooth)</B>

<DD>
Enable smooth scrolling. Text will scroll line-by-line, instead of the
usual chunk-by-chunk behavior.
<DT><B>-T </B><I>num</I> (--tabsize=<I>num</I>)

<DD>
Set the size (width) of a tab.
<DT><B>-V (--version)</B>

<DD>
Show the current version number and author.
<DT><B>-Y </B><I>str</I> (--syntax=<I>str</I>)

<DD>
Specify a specific syntax highlighting from the
<I>.nanorc</I>

to use, if available.
<DT><B>-c (--const)</B>

<DD>
Constantly show the cursor position.
<DT><B>-h (--help)</B>

<DD>
Display a summary of command line options.
<DT><B>-i (--autoindent)</B>

<DD>
Indent new lines to the previous line's indentation. Useful when editing
source code.
<DT><B>-k (--cut)</B>

<DD>
Enable cut from cursor to end of line with ^K.
<DT><B>-l (--nofollow)</B>

<DD>
If the file being edited is a symbolic link, replace the link with
a new file, do not follow it.  Good for editing files in
<I>/tmp</I>,

perhaps?
<DT><B>-m (--mouse)</B>

<DD>
Enable mouse support (if available for your system).
<DT><B>-o </B><I>dir</I> (--operatingdir=<I>dir</I>)

<DD>
Set operating directory. Makes nano set up something similar to a
chroot.
<DT><B>-p (--preserve)</B>

<DD>
Preserve the XON and XOFF sequences (^Q and ^S) so they will be 
caught by the terminal.
<DT><B>-r </B><I>cols</I> (--fill=<I>cols</I>)

<DD>
Wrap lines at column <I>cols</I>.  By default, this is the width of the
screen, less eight.  If this value is negative, wrapping will occur at
<I>cols</I> columns from the right of the screen, allowing the wrap point 
to vary along with the screen width if resized.
<DT><B>-s </B><I>prog</I> (--speller=<I>prog</I>)

<DD>
Enable alternative spell checker command.
<DT><B>-t (--tempfile)</B>

<DD>
Always save changed buffer without prompting.  Same as Pico -t option.
<DT><B>-v (--view)</B>

<DD>
View file (read only) mode.
<DT><B>-w (--nowrap)</B>

<DD>
Disable wrapping of long lines.
<DT><B>-x (--nohelp)</B>

<DD>
Disable help screen at bottom of editor.
<DT><B>-z (--suspend)</B>

<DD>
Enable suspend ability.
<DT><B>-a, -b, -e, -f, -g, -j</B>

<DD>
Ignored, for compatibility with Pico.
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<H2>INITIALIZATION FILE</H2>

<B>nano</B> will read initialization files in the following 
order:
<I>$SYSCONFDIR/nanorc</I>,

then
<I>~/.nanorc</I>.

Please see
<B><A HREF="http://localhost/cgi-bin/man/man2html?5+nanorc">nanorc</A></B>(5)

and the example file <B>nanorc.sample</B> which should be provided with 
<B>nano</B>. 
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<H2>NOTES</H2>

<B>nano</B> will try to dump the buffer into an emergency file in some
cases.  Mainly, this will happen if <B>nano</B> receives a SIGHUP or
SIGTERM or runs out of memory, when it will write the buffer into a file
named
<I>nano.save</I>

if the buffer didn't have a name already, or will add a &quot;.save&quot; suffix 
to the current filename. If an emergency file with that name already 
exists in the current directory, &quot;.save&quot; and a number (e.g. &quot;.save.1&quot;) 
will be suffixed to the current filename in order to make it unique. In 
multibuffer mode, <B>nano</B> will write all the open buffers to the 
respective emergency files.
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<H2>BUGS</H2>

Please send any comments or bug reports to
<B><A HREF="mailto:nano@nano-editor.org">nano@nano-editor.org</A></B>.

<P>
The <B>nano</B> mailing list is available from
<B><A HREF="mailto:nano-devel@gnu.org">nano-devel@gnu.org</A></B>.

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To subscribe, email to
<B><A HREF="mailto:nano-devel-request@gnu.org">nano-devel-request@gnu.org</A></B>

with a subject of &quot;subscribe&quot;.
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<H2>HOMEPAGE</H2>

<A HREF="http://www.nano-editor.org/">http://www.nano-editor.org/</A>
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<H2>SEE ALSO</H2>


<DL COMPACT>
<DT><B><A HREF="http://localhost/cgi-bin/man/man2html?5+nanorc">nanorc</A></B>(5)<DD>
</DL>
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<I>/usr/share/doc/nano/</I> (or equivalent on your system)
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<H2>AUTHOR</H2>

Chris Allegretta &lt;<A HREF="mailto:chrisa@asty.org">chrisa@asty.org</A>&gt;, et al (see
<I>AUTHORS</I>

and
<I>THANKS</I>

for details). This manual page was originally written by Jordi Mallach
&lt;<A HREF="mailto:jordi@sindominio.net">jordi@sindominio.net</A>&gt;, for the Debian GNU system (but may be
used by others).
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<DL>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAB">NAME</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAC">SYNOPSIS</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAD">DESCRIPTION</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAE">OPTIONS</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAF">INITIALIZATION FILE</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAG">NOTES</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAH">BUGS</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAI">HOMEPAGE</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAJ">SEE ALSO</A><DD>
<DT><A HREF="#lbAK">AUTHOR</A><DD>
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