I found this thread and it helped me somewhat. I think what OP wants to do is 'copy' the line, not cut it. Therefore he/she should use 'ALT-6' to copy the current line into the buffer. You can copy as many lines as you like into the buffer, then use 'CTRL-U' to paste those lines. It's a little unintuitive in the NANO help, because for 'CTRL-U' it says 'uncut the line' which to some people actually means undo the last operation. I would prefer if the manual said 'PASTE the line'.
'ALT-6' to copy a line (copy as many lines as you like, and they will be pasted in the order you copied them)
'CTRL-U' to paste the lines
Last edited by Rotten; 12-08-2008 at 03:35 PM.