Working with Nano in CentOS

15 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Being able to minimally navigate text editors will make your life as a system administrator easier. Knowing the ins and outs will help as well, but a minimum familiarity is useful. This lab allows you to practice with Nano.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Put the Lines in a-b-c-d Order

Using the ^K and ^U commands in Nano, move the lines around until the poem looks like this:

a) Roses are red,
b) Violets are blue,
c) Pinehead is learning,
d) Can you learn too?
Remove the Lines That Don’t Belong

Using the ^K command, remove lines 2, 4, and 5 so the poem looks like this:

1)  Roses are red,
3)  Violets are blue,
6)  Sugar is sweet
7)  And so are you.
Add Your Name to the End of the File

After the line that says 3rd task, add your name so it looks similar to:

3rd task

Rob Marti

Additional Resources

In the cloud_user home directory, there is a file called nanolab. Perform the three tasks in the three sections of that file using Nano. When you've finished, save and exit Nano.

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