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hostmark101 08-12-2005 03:49 PM


A newbie here..
Ok then i need to find the command to install Nano
on my server.

I need the wget......
And the install command then to make it run

Can anybody help me

sether 08-12-2005 03:53 PM

You can obtain the sources from


$ tar xzvf nano-1.2.5.tar.gz
And then read the README.

But I'm assuming your distribution has a package management system. Why not install a precompiled package?

hostmark101 08-12-2005 04:01 PM

Thanks i have downloaded it onto my server


What command do i need to unpack it

saman007uk 08-12-2005 04:10 PM

Please read the posts properly, sether clearly stated how to unpack the files and install it.

If you use Debian, you can install it by:

apt-get install nano
Google is your friend.

Off topic: to be honest, if you don't know how to untar a TAR archive, I recommend that you ask somebody to manager the server for you. You probably can't do much with the server unless you have some sort of graphical interface to help you, you might what to look at Webmin, which is a graphical system administration tool.

XavierP 08-12-2005 04:45 PM read this, understand it, apply it.

But yeah, I would have to agree with saman007uk - if you don't know how to do something as basic as untarring a file, you are going to enter a world of hurt with the server. Check out RUTE and the other stuff in our Book Review area, there are a number of books that you would do well to read.

hostmark101 08-12-2005 05:24 PM

Thanks for the advice

I am starting to read the book section now

stabu 08-12-2005 05:42 PM

if you are a newbie, you may not know that there are quite alot of applications that can do what nano does. It would be highly unusual if your current linux distribution did not have one of: vim,pico,joe,xedit, .. I can't remember all the others. Just type those letter into the command line and press return.

However, getting a text editor such as these working woul only be a very small step in learning about linux.The above posts all tell the truth ... you need to put your reading hat on ...

hostmark101 08-12-2005 05:58 PM

Its a whole new concept to me at the moment.I am starting at the bottom of linux and working my way through.Thanks for your import guys and i hve manged to get nano to install GNU nano 1.2.4 so at least i am on the right track

reddazz 08-12-2005 06:53 PM

Most Linux distributions come with precompiled binaries for most packages so you don't really need to compile anything. All you need to do is use your distributions package manager to install or remove packages.

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