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gnu text editor

GNU nano

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2.5.3 | Updated: 25 Feb 2016



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To install GNU nano, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GNU nano, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GNU nano, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade nano -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nano -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure nano installed
    name: nano
    state: present
    version: 2.5.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'nano' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.5.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: nano,
    Version: 2.5.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller nano
   Name     = 'nano'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.5.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'nano':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.5.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install nano version="2.5.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator doc on 08 May 2020.


Nano is ANOther editor. The nano project was started because of a few "problems" with the wonderfully easy-to-use and friendly Pico text editor.

First and foremost was its license: the Pine suite does not use the GPL or a GPL-friendly license, and has unclear restrictions on
redistribution. Because of this, Pine and Pico are not included with many GNU/Linux distributions. Also, other features (like go-to-line-number or search-and-replace) were unavailable until recently or require a command-line flag. Yuck.

nano aims to solve these problems by emulating the functionality of Pico as closely as possible while addressing the problems above and providing other extra functionality.

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$packageName = 'nano'
$url = ''
$checksum = 'b4ecf6ad6ae46e7c4e29b115b1503722133591d9'
$checksumType = 'sha1'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Url64bit "" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GNU nano 2.5.2 546 Friday, February 12, 2016 Approved
GNU nano 2.5.1 776 Monday, January 11, 2016 Approved
GNU nano 2.5.0 518 Sunday, December 6, 2015 Approved
GNU nano 2.4.1 380 Monday, April 27, 2015 Approved
Nano 2.2.6 4639 Saturday, October 20, 2012 Approved



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