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When using Nano text editor, how can I display line numbers so I can see the lines that I am getting error messages about. I have a lengthy program and am getting an error message for line 95 and 125 for example.

marked as duplicate by chaskes, Videonauth, muru, Eric Carvalho, Pilot6 May 14 '16 at 6:43

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Ctrl+C will show the current line/column once, and Meta+C (usually Alt+C) will toggle a continuous line/column display on and off.

Ctrl+_ (that's underscore, so on most keyboard layouts that's Ctrl+Shift+-) will prompt you to jump to a specific line number.


Non permanent

nano -c /path/to/file


edit ~/.nanorc and add the following

set const

For more details - as mentioned by Nick - check this perfect answer.

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