I am writing a text file through the terminal using nano; everytime I need to select a position of a certain line of my text I can't help but scrolling all the lines moving the blinking cursor using the keyboard arrows; is there a way to avoid this and just use the mouse to directly select where I want the cursor to be?
You can start nano with the
-m (--mouse) option. From
-m (--mouse) Enable mouse support, if available for your system. When enabled, mouse clicks can be used to place the cursor, set the mark (with a double click), and execute shortcuts. The mouse will work in the X Window System, and on the console when gpm is running.
Add this to your
This will cause the mouse to work every time you open nano
(source The GNU nanorc documentation)