But, more specifically, here we will discuss above some shortcuts that we can use with the ^ symbol or Ctrl key for cursor navigation in Nano. If you have a problem with remembering these shortcuts, then, using Ctrl+G, you can display help where you can easily find all shortcuts for each specific action.
To move your cursor in the forward direction, you can use Ctrl+f and for backward movement, use Ctrl+b. These keys will move forward or backward your cursor one letter or character at a time. To move your cursor one word forward, then use Ctrl+Space and use Alt+Space to move one word backward.
- Using Ctrl+A, your cursor will move at the start or beginning of the line.
- Using Ctrl+E, move your cursor at the end of the line.
- To move on the next page or down a page, use Ctrl +Y.
- To move the cursor on the previous page or move up a page, use Ctrl+V.
Use Ctrl_ to move on a specific line in a file.
You can move the cursor one screenful down using ^V. Use ^Y to move your cursor at the screenful up.
You can search a word or specific text using Ctrl+w, just enter the word that you want to search and then press Enter.
If the text or a word that you are searching for contains in a file, then your cursor will be directed to that specific line. If the word exists in multiple lines, then using Alt+w, you can search for it. Use Ctrl+c to cancel the command. Insert tab at the cursor position using Ctrl+I.