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About: Nano is ANOther display-oriented text editor (an enhanced free clone of Pico from the Pine project).

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set functioncolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set functioncolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for the concise function descriptions in th e two help lines at the bottom of Use this color combination for the concise function descriptions in th e two help lines at the bottom of
the screen. See set titlecolor for more details. the screen. See set titlecolor for more details.
set guidestripe number set guidestripe number
Draw a vertical stripe at the given column, to help judge the widt h of the text. (The color of the Draw a vertical stripe at the given column, to help judge the widt h of the text. (The color of the
stripe can be changed with set stripecolor.) stripe can be changed with set stripecolor.)
set highlightcolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for highlighting a search match. The defau
lt value is black,lightyellow.
See set titlecolor for valid color names.
set historylog set historylog
Save the last hundred search strings and replacement strings and execu ted commands, so they can be eas- Save the last hundred search strings and replacement strings and execu ted commands, so they can be eas-
ily reused in later sessions. ily reused in later sessions.
set indicator set indicator
Display a "scrollbar" on the righthand side of the edit window. It sh ows the position of the viewport Display a "scrollbar" on the righthand side of the edit window. It s hows the position of the viewport
in the buffer and how much of the buffer is covered by the viewport. in the buffer and how much of the buffer is covered by the viewport.
set jumpyscrolling set jumpyscrolling
Scroll the buffer contents per half-screen instead of per line. Scroll the buffer contents per half-screen instead of per line.
set keycolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set keycolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for the shortcut key combos in the tw o help lines at the bottom of the Use this color combination for the shortcut key combos in the two help lines at the bottom of the
screen. See set titlecolor for more details. screen. See set titlecolor for more details.
set linenumbers set linenumbers
Display line numbers to the left of the text area. (Any line with an anchor additionally gets a mark Display line numbers to the left of the text area. (Any line with a n anchor additionally gets a mark
in the margin.) in the margin.)
set locking set locking
Enable vim-style lock-files for when editing files. Enable vim-style lock-files for when editing files.
set magic set magic
When neither the file's name nor its first line give a clue, try using libmagic to determine the appli- When neither the file's name nor its first line give a clue, try using libmagic to determine the appli-
cable syntax. (Calling libmagic can be relatively time consuming. It is therefore not done by cable syntax. (Calling libmagic can be relatively time consum ing. It is therefore not done by
default.) default.)
set matchbrackets "characters" set matchbrackets "characters"
Specify the opening and closing brackets that can be found by bracke Specify the opening and closing brackets that can be found by bracket
t searches. This may not include searches. This may not include
blank characters. The opening set must come before the closing set, a blank characters. The opening set must come before the closing set
nd the two sets must be in the , and the two sets must be in the
same order. The default value is "(<[{)>]}". same order. The default value is "(<[{)>]}".
set minibar set minibar
Suppress the title bar and instead show information about the cu Suppress the title bar and instead show information about the current
rrent buffer at the bottom of the buffer at the bottom of the
screen, in the space for the status bar. In this "minibar" the file n screen, in the space for the status bar. In this "minibar" the fil
ame is shown on the left, fol- e name is shown on the left, fol-
lowed by an asterisk if the buffer has been modified. On the right a lowed by an asterisk if the buffer has been modified. On the right ar
re displayed the current line and e displayed the current line and
column number, the code of the character under the cursor (in Unicode column number, the code of the character under the cursor (in Unicod
format: U+xxxx), the same flags e format: U+xxxx), the same flags
as are shown by set stateflags, and a percentage that expresses ho as are shown by set stateflags, and a percentage that expresses how fa
w far the cursor is into the file r the cursor is into the file
(linewise). When a file is loaded or saved, and also when switching b (linewise). When a file is loaded or saved, and also when switchi
etween buffers, the number of ng between buffers, the number of
lines in the buffer is displayed after the file name. This number is lines in the buffer is displayed after the file name. This number is
cleared upon the next keystroke, cleared upon the next keystroke,
or replaced with an [i/n] counter when multiple buffers are open. The line plus column numbers and the or replaced with an [i/n] counter when multiple buffers are open. The line plus column numbers and the
character code are displayed only when set constantshow is used, and can be toggled on and off with M- character code are displayed only when set constantshow is used, and c an be toggled on and off with M-
C. The state flags are displayed only when set stateflags is used. C. The state flags are displayed only when set stateflags is used.
set morespace set morespace
Deprecated option since it has become the default setting. When neede d, use unset emptyline instead. Deprecated option since it has become the default setting. When neede d, use unset emptyline instead.
set mouse set mouse
Enable mouse support, if available for your system. When enabled, mou Enable mouse support, if available for your system. When enabled,
se clicks can be used to place mouse clicks can be used to place
the cursor, set the mark (with a double click), and execute shortcu the cursor, set the mark (with a double click), and execute shortcuts.
ts. The mouse will work in the X The mouse will work in the X
Window System, and on the console when gpm is running. Text can still Window System, and on the console when gpm is running. Text can stil
be selected through dragging by l be selected through dragging by
holding down the Shift key. holding down the Shift key.
set multibuffer set multibuffer
When reading in a file with ^R, insert it into a new buffer by default . When reading in a file with ^R, insert it into a new buffer by default .
set noconvert set noconvert
Don't convert files from DOS/Mac format. Don't convert files from DOS/Mac format.
set nohelp set nohelp
Don't display the two help lines at the bottom of the screen. Don't display the two help lines at the bottom of the screen.
set nonewlines set nonewlines
Don't automatically add a newline when a text does not end with one. (This can cause you to save non- Don't automatically add a newline when a text does not end with one. (This can cause you to save non-
POSIX text files.) POSIX text files.)
set nopauses set nopauses
Obsolete option. Ignored. Obsolete option. Ignored.
set nowrap set nowrap
Deprecated option since it has become the default setting. When ne eded, use unset breaklonglines Deprecated option since it has become the default setting. When needed, use unset breaklonglines
instead. instead.
set numbercolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set numbercolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for line numbers. See set titlecolor for m ore details. Use this color combination for line numbers. See set titlecolor for m ore details.
set operatingdir directory set operatingdir directory
nano will only read and write files inside directory and its subdirec nano will only read and write files inside directory and its subdirect
tories. Also, the current direc- ories. Also, the current direc-
tory is changed to here, so files are inserted from this directory. B tory is changed to here, so files are inserted from this directory.
y default, the operating direc- By default, the operating direc-
tory feature is turned off. tory feature is turned off.
set positionlog set positionlog
Save the cursor position of files between editing sessions. The curs or position is remembered for the Save the cursor position of files between editing sessions. The curso r position is remembered for the
200 most-recently edited files. 200 most-recently edited files.
set preserve set preserve
Preserve the XON and XOFF keys (^Q and ^S). Preserve the XON and XOFF keys (^Q and ^S).
set promptcolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set promptcolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for the prompt bar. (When this option is n ot specified, the colors of the Use this color combination for the prompt bar. (When this option is not specified, the colors of the
title bar are used.) See set titlecolor for more details. title bar are used.) See set titlecolor for more details.
set punct "characters" set punct "characters"
Set the characters treated as closing punctuation when justifying Set the characters treated as closing punctuation when justifying para
paragraphs. This may not include graphs. This may not include
blank characters. Only the specfified closing punctuation, optionally blank characters. Only the specfified closing punctuation, option
followed by closing brackets ally followed by closing brackets
(see brackets), can end sentences. The default value is "!.?". (see brackets), can end sentences. The default value is "!.?".
set quickblank set quickblank
Make status-bar messages disappear after 1 keystroke instead of after 20. Note that options con- Make status-bar messages disappear after 1 keystroke instead of after 20. Note that options con-
stantshow and minibar override this. stantshow and minibar override this.
set quotestr "regex" set quotestr "regex"
Set the regular expression for matching the quoting part of a Set the regular expression for matching the quoting part of
line. The default value is a line. The default value is
"^([ \t]*([!#%:;>|}]|//))+". (Note that \t stands for an actual Tab "^([ \t]*([!#%:;>|}]|//))+". (Note that \t stands for an actual Tab c
character.) This makes it possi- haracter.) This makes it possi-
ble to rejustify blocks of quoted text when composing email, and to re wrap blocks of line comments when ble to rejustify blocks of quoted text when composing email, and to re wrap blocks of line comments when
writing source code. writing source code.
set rawsequences set rawsequences
Interpret escape sequences directly (instead of asking ncurses to t Interpret escape sequences directly (instead of asking ncurses to tran
ranslate them). If you need this slate them). If you need this
option to get your keyboard to work properly, please report a bug. Us option to get your keyboard to work properly, please report a bug.
ing this option disables nano's Using this option disables nano's
mouse support. mouse support.
set rebinddelete set rebinddelete
Interpret the Delete and Backspace keys differently so that both Ba Interpret the Delete and Backspace keys differently so that both Backs
ckspace and Delete work properly. pace and Delete work properly.
You should only use this option when on your system either Backspace a You should only use this option when on your system either Backspac
cts like Delete or Delete acts e acts like Delete or Delete acts
like Backspace. like Backspace.
set regexp set regexp
Do regular-expression searches by default. Regular expressions in nan o are of the extended type (ERE). Do regular-expression searches by default. Regular expressions in nan o are of the extended type (ERE).
set saveonexit set saveonexit
Save a changed buffer automatically on exit (^X); don't prompt. (The old form of this option, set Save a changed buffer automatically on exit (^X); don't prompt. (The old form of this option, set
tempfile, is deprecated.) tempfile, is deprecated.)
set scrollercolor fgcolor,bgcolor set scrollercolor fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for the indicator alias "scrollbar". (On t erminal emulators that link to a Use this color combination for the indicator alias "scrollbar". (On terminal emulators that link to a
libvte older than version 0.55, using a background color here does not work correctly.) See set title- libvte older than version 0.55, using a background color here does not work correctly.) See set title-
color for more details. color for more details.
set selectedcolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set selectedcolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for selected text. See set titlecolor for more details. Use this color combination for selected text. See set titlecolor for more details.
set showcursor set showcursor
Put the cursor on the highlighted item in the file browser, to aid bra ille users. Put the cursor on the highlighted item in the file browser, to aid bra ille users.
set smarthome set smarthome
Make the Home key smarter. When Home is pressed anywhere but at the v Make the Home key smarter. When Home is pressed anywhere but at the
ery beginning of non-whitespace very beginning of non-whitespace
characters on a line, the cursor will jump to that beginning (eithe characters on a line, the cursor will jump to that beginning (either f
r forwards or backwards). If the orwards or backwards). If the
cursor is already at that position, it will jump to the true beginning of the line. cursor is already at that position, it will jump to the true beginning of the line.
set smooth set smooth
Deprecated option since it has become the default setting. When ne eded, use unset jumpyscrolling Deprecated option since it has become the default setting. When needed, use unset jumpyscrolling
instead. instead.
set softwrap set softwrap
Display lines that exceed the screen's width over multiple screen line s. (You can make this soft-wrap- Display lines that exceed the screen's width over multiple screen line s. (You can make this soft-wrap-
ping occur at whitespace instead of rudely at the screen's edge, by us ing also set atblanks.) ping occur at whitespace instead of rudely at the screen's edge, by us ing also set atblanks.)
set speller "program [argument ...]" set speller "program [argument ...]"
Use the given program to do spell checking and correcting, instead of using the built-in corrector that Use the given program to do spell checking and correcting, instead of using the built-in corrector that
calls hunspell(1) or spell(1). calls hunspell(1) or spell(1).
set spotlightcolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for highlighting a search match. The defau
lt value is black,lightyellow.
See set titlecolor for valid color names.
set stateflags set stateflags
Use the top-right corner of the screen for showing some state flags: I when auto-indenting, M when the Use the top-right corner of the screen for showing some state flags: I when auto-indenting, M when the
mark is on, L when hard-wrapping (breaking long lines), R when recordi ng a macro, and S when soft-wrap- mark is on, L when hard-wrapping (breaking long lines), R when recordi ng a macro, and S when soft-wrap-
ping. When the buffer is modified, a star (*) is shown after the fi lename in the center of the title ping. When the buffer is modified, a star (*) is shown after the fi lename in the center of the title
bar. bar.
set statuscolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set statuscolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
Use this color combination for the status bar. See set titlecolor for more details. Use this color combination for the status bar. See set titlecolor for more details.
set stripecolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor set stripecolor [bold,][italic,]fgcolor,bgcolor
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/usr/share/nano/* /usr/share/nano/*
Syntax definitions for the syntax coloring of common file types ( and for less common file types in Syntax definitions for the syntax coloring of common file types ( and for less common file types in
the extra/ subdirectory). the extra/ subdirectory).
SEE ALSO SEE ALSO
nano(1) nano(1)
https://nano-editor.org/cheatsheet.html https://nano-editor.org/cheatsheet.html
An overview of the default key bindings. An overview of the default key bindings.
February 2021 version 5.6 NANORC(5) March 2021 version 5.6.1 NANORC(5)
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