When I'm editing in nano, after a while I get the command console inside the editor. I attach an image with the nano problem

Nano editor

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    Possible duplicate of How to edit files in a terminal with nano?
    – karel
    May 28, 2019 at 21:52
  • @karel No, the issue is that when I use the nano to edit and I'm inside the file I want to edit and start repeating, it goes out of the editor and shows the console. May 28, 2019 at 22:03
  • That console thing at the bottom of nano is part of nano text editor and it's supposed to be there.
    – karel
    May 28, 2019 at 22:14
  • Could you clarify your question, please (be more verbose/explicit)? I'm confused, for these reasons: 1. As far as I know, you can't attach images with Nano; it's a text editor; however, I don't know what you meant by attaching images. 2. By editing, what exactly are you doing, and what part of Nano are you doing it in? Oct 5, 2022 at 7:39

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I know the error that caused the nano to close automatically and leave me in the command console. The problem is that the file I was accessing was in the container and the status of the container was "Up to 2 minutes (health: start)", which caused the container to restart from time to time and for each restart to exit the editor "nano".


I could be wrong (see my comments asking for clarification), but I'm guessing maybe you're typing in the main text area, and you pressed Ctrl+w, or another keyboard shortcut that invoked the option to search. Just press Ctrl+c to cancel and it should take you back.

Ctrl+c doesn't break out of the program, so you don't need to worry about that happening. It's what you press to cancel stuff in Nano.

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