How to Cut Copy and Paste in Nano Text Editor


In order to perform Cut, Copy and Paste operations on Nano editor you can make use of the keyboard combinations that you will see at the bottom of Nano text editor.

Nano Cut Copy Paste Options

To better understand, follow the below gif demo,

Demo Nano Cut Copy Paste

Step 1: Select/Highlight the text:

To select text to cut you can make use of Shift + Arrow Keys

Step 2: Cut the selected text:

After you select the text, press Control + K button to cut the text to the clipboard

Step 3: Paste the text from clipboard:

Move your cursor where you want to paste the text and press Control + U button

✌️In order to just copy the text in the clipboard, select the text and press Alt + 6 (this may not work on macOS)

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