I'm using the nano editor inside MacOS Terminal and iTerm2. My .nanorc contains the statement

set mouse on

and I can select text with the mouse.

However, I can not move the text insertion cursor with a mouse. Is this a principal of the mouse support in nano, or is this something which can be configured?

1 Answer 1


You can ⌥ option + click in nano to move text cursor to the desired position.

  • 2
    This works in regular Terminal too.
    – Tetsujin
    May 15, 2023 at 11:28

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