Prerequisites:Linux system with Nano installed

Disable the nano syntax highlighting scheme

Nano is a neat little command line text editor that serves well for modifying configuration files ect. (for programming i prefer Sublime Text 3). However, the syntax highlighting on a white background is unreadable, so, here’s a fix for that.
This fix removes all coloring for normal and sudo access. If you want a different coloring scheme, check out this profound post on Additionally, here is a cool introduction to Nano on

Disable all nano syntax highlighting
Enter in the terminal

and add at the end of the file

Nano coloring

Nono i can’t read this

Nano editor website:
Sublime Text 3 scp plugin:
Nano coloring on
Nano introduction on

Knight of Pi

Johannes Bergs aka Knight of Pi. Diploma in Bioinformatics, some Webdesign and Python coding then. Living in the beautiful city of Vienna.


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