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How To Install Nano Text Editor on Rocky Linux 9

Install Nano Text Editor on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Nano text editor on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Nano is a simple, easy-to-use text editor that is commonly installed by default on Linux and Unix-based systems. With the help of nano, users can easily edit and modify text files on their Linux system with ease. It is a powerful and easy-to-use text editor that is well-suited for both beginners and experienced users.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Nano text editor in memory on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Nano.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Nano Text Editor on Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing Nano Text Editor on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Nano is available on Rocky Linux 9 AppStream repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of the Nano text editor on your Rocky Linux system:

sudo dnf install nano

Step 3. Using Nano Text Editor.

Nano has a simple and intuitive interface, making it easy to navigate and edit text files. Here is a table of some common commands and their functions when using nano:

Command Description
nano filename Open the file “filename” for editing
CTRL + O Save the current file
CTRL + X Exit nano
CTRL + G Show the help screen
CTRL + W Search for a string of text
CTRL + C Show the current position of the cursor
CTRL + K Cut the current line
CTRL + U Paste the cut text
CTRL + Y Scroll down one page
CTRL + V Scroll up one page

Additionally, you can use arrow keys to navigate through the text and use the BACKSPACE key to delete characters.

Please note that the key bindings may be different on different systems or if you are using a different version of nano, you can use CTRL + G to show the help screen and find the correct key bindings for your setup.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nano. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Nano text editor in your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nano website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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