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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 19, 2017

Port nano text editor in PASE as a simpler alternative to vi/vim

vi/vim is superior and great for reasons that I will never understand but will blindly accept as valid. While I try to learn it and become efficient with it, something more 'practical' like nano would be a fantastic addition to the existing PASE toolset. Although not nearly as powerful (or so I've read), nano enables productivity for the majority of tasks (which are simple). In a way, PASE lacks a simple text editor when vi is all there is.

Use Case:

nano would be a savior in those dire circumstances that force you to use a command-line text editor in the first place i.e. when you're trying to get something to work by editing a conf file.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2018

    This is delivered as part of the IBM i RPM's Technology Preview. More information can be found at

    Once the enabling pieces are installed, you can install nano by running "yum install nano"