Word wrapping in
nano text editor can make scripts and files fail to run/parse properly.
This is especially a problem with
where a simple edit can goof up a config or script by adding unwanted newlines.
These settings are in general good for nano on any operating system.
Disable text wrap in nano
general nano setup
In general on any operating system, a suggested
~/.nanorc contains the following for good defaults including Python coding:
set constantshow set tabsize 4 set nowrap set tabstospaces
constantshow: show line and column of cursor position (on old nano version as in Red Hat 7, this option may not be recognized)
tabstospaces: make tabs into 4 spaces
nowrap: disable long-line text wrapping
Nano syntax highlighting is enabled with