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OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Server LTS

So, even as the root user, trying to save a file with nano just gives me the visual bell, no error about permissions, no nothing. This started out of the blue and problem persists even after rebooting.

I just tested vim, and I can write files with it without issue.

  • The OS is in the first line of my post, Ubuntu 14.04. Cli input? Bash if I understood your question right. I've checked syslog, but not .nanorc, thanks for the tip. I open files with nano filename, and I also tried it as root as well as via sudo. – red Apr 29 '18 at 16:24
  • There was no .nanorc in /var/log or /home/user – red Apr 29 '18 at 16:27
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The culprit was Open SSH Client for Windows 10 (beta). The keycodes it was sending were fucky. Entering into bash from cmd before SSH-ing into the Ubuntu box sorted the problem.

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