How to Perform Cut/Paste Operations in Nano Editor


Cut and Paste and the two widely used operations when working on any software, if you are using Nano in Terminal to edit a text file and want to perform these operations, below are the keyboard keys and shortcuts that you can use to perform Cut and Paste (normal Ctrl + X or Ctrl+ V on Windows or Command + V on Mac will not work).


Cut Operation Keyboard Shortcut

    Control + K (^K)

    Fuction Key 9 (F9)


Paste Operation Keyboard Shortcut

    Control + U (^U)

    Fuction Key 10 (F10)

Cut and Paste Operations in Nano Text Editor copy.

You can also see the keyboard shortcuts for Cut/Paste displayed on the bottom of the Nano Editor.

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