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Re: [Help-nano] Help

From: Chris Allegretta
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] Help
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:52:24 -0400

Hi Michael,

There really is no need to have to delete the old version of nano, you
can set up permanent access the new version one of several ways:

- Update your $PATH variable to put the newer version earlier in your
path.  For example if the new version of nano is installed in
/usr/local/bin, you can type:

export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH

then typing 'nano' should find the newer version first.

- or, make an alias to nano directly:

alias nano="/usr/local/bin/nano"

Then add whichever method above you prefer into your .bash_profile so
it would be set up every time you open a new Terminal.

I stumbled across this guide which talks about this in more detail if
you're interested:

Unfortunately because Apple's Mac OS is proprietary software, it's
less supported than a truly Free Software system, so it's harder for
us to provide troubleshooting for issues with it.  There is likely a
problem with permissions (are you root / did you use sudo?) but I
would strongly recommend leaving the installed version alone and
setting up access to your new version as above, as removing the
OS-provided version could theoretically interfere with future OS

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM, Michael Tran <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m using a macbook running “El Capitan”. I’m trying to remove the nano 
> editor 2.0.6 version off of my computer. I can’t find the solution anywhere. 
> I tried override removing it but it says that the operation is not permitted 
> even if I’m giving it permission. How do I permanently rid of the older 
> version?
> Thank you,
> Michael
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