How To Install Nano 2.4 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Nano is an open-source, user-friendly, text user interface text editor, based on Pico, which is released under a proprietary license.

While it is not as complex as Vim or Emacs, Nano has syntax highlighting and indentation features.

Useful Nano tips:

  • Disable mouse support – Alt+M
  • Go to next line – Ctrl+N
  • Go to previous line – Ctrl+P
  • Go to the next chapter – Ctrl+F
  • Go to the previous chapter – Ctrl+B

The latest version available is Nano 2.4, which has been recently released, coming with support for undo and redo (Alt+U for undo and Alt+E for redo) and a huge list of changes.

how to install Nano 2.4 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

In this article I will show you how to install Nano 2.4 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Nano 2.4 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nano package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nano

Optional, to remove nano, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove nano

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