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Old 03-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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How to Copy/Paste from Nano to an outside text editor


Hello LQ! I am trying to copy paste from a file in Nano to a text editor outside of nano on my machine (I am running windows using Nano through Putty) and I cannot figure out how to do it. I can select with mouse support enabled everything that I want to in Nano and I can cut it, but when I try to copy into my other text editor, it does not work.

Any help would be super.

Thanks,

Matt
 
Old 03-27-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Copy from Nano

Simply highlight the text with the mouse and then paste into your text editor outside of putty.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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I have tried that but I think I must be doing something wrong. I highlighted the text in Nano with my mouse and tried both Alt + 6 and Ctrl + K. Then I used Ctrl + V to paste it into my other text editor but that did not work for me.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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Both windows and Linux use the same mouse/keyboard secquence for copy/paste:
1) highlight with the mouse
2) ctrl c to copy
3) ctrl v to paste
 
Old 03-28-2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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Copy from Nano

CTRL-C in Nano shows you the line number and position of the cursor.
You simply highlight the line, that copies it. Than you can paste it again in putty by right click with the mouse or you can go to win... editor and paste it there.
 
  


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