In this entry I will guide you to update the standard terminal editor used by Ubuntu from its classic 2009 revision to its latest release. First we remove the existing nano package and install some dependencies that we will need to compile nano from source.
There are a few key reasons why you shouldn’t buy one — and why Apple probably doesn’t care all that much if you don’t.
thanks to author Gegec for his help on noticing the problem and solving it as well :)It is very easy to find a clone of any board on the internet. They are extremely cheap, I have seen pinless nano boards as low as online.
You just have to do some work on your end, which is a very fair give and take if you ask me..
However, I did some fiddling with my PATH variable in my bash profile causing the /usr/bin directory to be higher up in the loading order which made the OS X default nano (version 2.0.6, which doesn't support colors) load instead of the local one.
I had installed nano 2.3.2 via Homebrew which puts it in /usr/local/bin, which is fine.