Install nano on Alpine Linux

How to install nano on Alpine Linux??


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When you are a beginner on Alpine Linux, you want to use nano a text editor for editing a file and get this error image.png ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

why does this happen??

Alpine Linux is a Linux distribution based on musl and BusyBox, designed for security, simplicity, and resource efficiency and has a small size for the fast boot-up time. by default haven't a nano text editor that you must install.

Install Nano on Alpine Linux

First, you need to get updated remote repositories changes as packages are added and upgraded.

apk update

Get this result

/ # apk update
v3.15.0-258-gd5d32e35cf []
v3.15.0-256-g047dab5823 []
OK: 15857 distinct packages available

now you can install nano by this command

apk add nano

wait to install nano

/ # apk add nano
(1/3) Installing ncurses-terminfo-base (6.3_p20211120-r0)
(2/3) Installing ncurses-libs (6.3_p20211120-r0)
(3/3) Installing nano (5.9-r0)
Executing busybox-1.34.1-r3.trigger
OK: 7 MiB in 17 packages

You have a nano text editor on Alpine Linux ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

if you got any errors, then I suggest you use the comment section below and let me know!