Nano is a tool you can use to modify or create files within SSH. It is incredibly useful for editing existing files and offers a wide range of functionality.
When you have a file open using nano, there are commands that will assist you in finding, editing, or saving content. Below is a list of commands you can use when editing a file with nano to perform common operations:
To exit: CTRL+x
To save after modification, exit with the above command and enter "y" when prompted.
To cancel any modification, exit with the above command and enter "n" when prompted.
If creating a new file, upon running the above command you will also be prompted for a file name. Enter the desired file name to create the file.
To cut a single line: CTRL+k
To paste a line: CTRL+u
To search for items: CTRL+w
To save without exiting: CTRL+o
Justify current selected paragraph: CTRL+j
Insert a file into the currently selected one: CTRL+r
Move to previous screen: CTRL+y
Move to next screen: CTRL + v
Display cursor: CTRL+c
Invoke spell checker: CTRL+t
For further commands that can be used when utilizing the nano utility, please use the following command to pull up a full list of features.
To pull up nano help page: CTRL+g