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Using nano in CentOS 7 to edit files

By September 5, 2014September 12th, 2022No Comments

centos7The great feature with practical based exams is that you can choose the way in which you accomplish a given task. If you are working towards your RHCSA exam for Red Hat 7 you will be glad to know that if you have to edit files you may use the GUI, and we already looked at gedit but if you want to use the command line, and are not quite ready for vi yet, you can use nano. Whilst I think in the long time you will benefit from the feature that vi or vim will offer in the short term you can get by using nano if that works for you. It is a simple menu driven editor that works without the GUI so can be used in an SSH session or direct on a TTY or GUI terminal such as the X-term.

the video will step you through the basics but it is easy to use and this is the point. You just have to know that it is there.