How do I extend a selection in nano and pico with the keyboard, so I can move and copy blocks?
Sorry, this is a question I would normally find out by myself but I have searched a lot in different occasions now without success.
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I got this from inside the help screen in nano by pressing ctrl-g:
Ctrl F-Key Esc Key ^^ (F15) (M-A) Mark text at the cursor position M-^ (M-6) Copy the current line and store it in the cutbuffer ^U (F10) Uncut from the cutbuffer into the current line
^ = ctrl
M = esc
So you position your cursor at the beginning of where you want to select and press
F15 then move the cursor with the arrow keys to highlight the text. Once it is highlighted press
esc-6 to copy the text. Lastly move to where you want to paste and press
F10. I just tested this in nano 2.0.6 on OS X but should work across the board.