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       rnano - Restricted mode for Nano's ANOther editor, an enhanced free Pico clone


       rnano [OPTIONS] [[+LINE,COLUMN] FILE]...


       This manual page briefly documents the rnano command.

       nano  is  a small, free and friendly editor which aims to replace Pico, the default editor
       included in the non-free Pine package. Rather than just copying Pico's look and feel, nano
       also  implements  some  missing (or disabled by default) features in Pico, such as "search
       and replace" and "go to line and column number".

       rnano is a restricted version of nano, which only edits specific files and  doesn't  allow
       the user access to the filesystem or a command shell.

       In restricted mode, nano will not:

       · read or write to any file not specified on the command line;

       · read any nanorc files;

       · allow suspending;

       · allow a file to be appended to, prepended to, or saved under a different name;

       · use backup files or spell checking.


              Places  cursor  at line number LINE and column number COLUMN (at least one of which
              must be specified) on startup, instead of the default of line 1, column 1.

       -?     Same as -h (--help).

       -h (--help)
              Show a summary of command line options and exit.

       -V (--version)
              Show the current version number and exit.

       See the nano(1) manpage for the complete documentation of nano.


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       Chris Allegretta <>, et al (see AUTHORS for details).  This manual page was
       originally  written  by  Thijs Kinkhorst <>, for the Debian system (but
       may be used by others).