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How to Paste in Nano Editor

Today's article will show you which keyboard shortcuts you will need to use to copy and paste in Nano.

14 Dec, 21 by Antoniy Yushkevych 1 min Read

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Nano is the most simple text editor for Linux that is command-line based. It includes all of the usual text editor functionality, such as syntax highlighting, multiple buffers, search and replacements with regular expression support, typo correction, and UTF-8 encoding. When you have copied any text, you need to know how to paste it. In this guide, we have guided tutorials on how to copy and paste using the shortcut keys available in the nano text editor.


In a nano text editor, we can copy using the following steps: 

  • Set the target by moving the cursor to the beginning of the text and pressing CTRL + 6.
  • Using the arrow keys, highlight the text you want to copy.
  • To copy, hold ALT + 6.
  • To paste, move the cursor to the target position and click CTRL + U.


Using the following commands and shortcut keys, we can paste the text into the nano editor. By using CTRL + 6, you can easily copy the text in the nano editor. You can paste it wherever you want in the editor by using ALT+6. We hope the article has helped you to copy in Nano Editor without having trouble. 

Antoniy Yushkevych

Master of word when it comes to technology, internet and privacy. I'm also your usual guy that always aims for the best result and takes a skateboard to work. If you need me, you will find me at the office's Counter-Strike championships on Fridays or at a.yushkevych@monovm.com