Nano is the editor I use in command prompts.
When I open a large file I would like to search for some text (think Ctrl + F).
Is there a way to do this?
Ctrl + W is the shortcut for searching. After entering the search term, press Enter. To repeat the search, issue Alt + W. In this menu, you can select earlier searches using the arrow up/ down keys.
To toggle backwards searching, you need to press Alt + B in the search dialog.
For more shortcuts, press F1