Close/Exit the Nano Editor on Ubuntu
How do you close/exit the nano editor on Ubuntu?
Use this keyboard shortcut:
CTRL + x
If you've made unsaved changes to your file, you'll be asked if you want to save the changes.
These are your options:
- Save your changes by pressing
- Discard your changes by pressing
n(for "no"). This will close nano without saving your changes.
- Cancel your request to close nano by pressing
x. This removes the prompt without closing nano or saving/discarding your changes.
If you saved your changes, you'll also be prompted for a file name to write to. This tells nano where to save your changes.
ENTER to write the changes to the already existing file you were making updates to and close/exit nano.
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