Dont understand this


n ~/.bash_profile, at the top of the file, type

echo "Welcome, Jane Doe"

You can use your name in place of "Jane Doe".

Type Ctrl + O to save the file.

Press Enter to write the filename.

Type Ctrl + X to exit.

Finally, type clear to clear the terminal window.
( I did what it told me to do. Nothing happening. Is it a bug maybe?)


A common mistake is to actually type that.

Instead, you press and hold ctrl, then while still holding, you press o (the letter).

Do you think that is causing your problem?


A post was split to a new topic: I did opened the nano file the command saved there it doesn`t show up


Your answer helped me, thank you.

The confusion came from the instruction, "type Ctrl + O"
Then next instruction is clear "press Enter".

How to know when to "type" by typing and when to "type" by pressing and holding keys?
Should Ctrl always treated as "press & hold" when coding?

I guess it is a newbie question and will pick up a sense along the way.

Thanks a lot for all you guys are providing.