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How to Delete a Line in Nano Editor

Nano is the most basic text editor for Linux, which is based on the command line. It has all of the standard text editor features, such as syntax highlighting, several buffers, scan and substitutes with regular expression support, correcting typos, and UTF-8 encoding.

31 May, 21 by Antoniy Yushkevych 1 min Read

A Detailed Breakdown of How to Delete Lines in Nano Editor

You may sometimes need to delete certain lines from your text while you are working on it. Nano does have certain shortcuts to make your task easy. Using the shortcut key provided in this tutorial, you can easily delete a line in nano.  


How to Delete a Line in Nano

  1. First, you need to press CTRL + Shift + 6 to mark the start of your block
  2. Now, shift the cursor to the end of the block with the arrow keys, and it will outline the text.
  3. Finally, press CTRL + K to cut/delete a block and it will remove a line in nano.



Using the above-given steps by marking the start of the block and selecting the part of your document, you can easily delete lines in the nano editor. This command is very useful when deleting a specific line in the nano text editor without interfering with the other text lines.


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