nano is a simple command line text editor which comes preinstalled in Ubuntu by default.

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Ubuntu terminal cant type special characters like backslash (\), slash(/), semicolon (:), etc properly

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 without GUI and i'm having problems entering characters like backslash, slash, semicolon and so forth. The keys which would normally enter these characters print out all kinds ...
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CTRL button in nano not registering (ubuntu server 16.04 in virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS guest OS in Virtualbox 5.0.8 under Ubuntu MATE 15.10 LTS host OS. I am setting up a little development LAMP server and I am editing apache configuration files. I ...
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Nano not highlighting syntax anymore

So I along with a few others are planning to start a company, and we are using an ubuntu server to host our website. Originally we put it on an old laptop and installed Ubuntu server 15.10. Now it is ...
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How to press ENTER in Nano on Ubuntu-touch via abd?

When I'm connected to Ubuntu Touch (bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu-Edition phone) via adb shell and I'm editing a shell script with Nano. How can I press ENTER to save changes? Nano does not accept the ...
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Is there any way to search the Help screen in nano?

In nano, I can search for text in my document using Ctrl W, and I can bring up the Help screen using Ctrl G, but I can't search the Help screen using Ctrl W. Is there any other way to do it?
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How to add global syntax highlight in nano

I use nano as my text editor for development, so I would want trailing spaces to be highlighted. Right now I am just adding the line: color ,green "[[:space:]]+$" to all the files included on my ....
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In a dockerized ubuntu instance how do I get nano to display/work right?

When I apt-get install nano in a docker instance of ubuntu:trusty nano's display is seriously messed up, what do I need to do to fix this? I've tried vi/vim as well, and arrow keys are broken. In ...
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Context specific options in nano?

Is there any way to have context specific settings in nano? In brief, I'm looking to get nano to default to set tabstospaces if the opened file is a python file (with extension .py), but default to ...