GNU nano is my favorite text editor while I’m on console. However, there’s one thing about nano which annoys me: automatic text wrapping!
Hopefully, there are two simple ways to overcome this. By using either -w command-line argument, or set nowrap configuration command within the file ~/.nanorc.
1. The temporary solution by using -w command-line argument, which should be used each time you run nano:
$ nano -w /path/to/file
2. The permanent solution by setting off automatic text wrapping using the configuration command set nowrap, in the ~/.nanorc file:
Note: If the file doesn’t exist, you should create it first:
$ touch ~/.nanorc