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Using Ctags with Nano (and other editors)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011


Ctags is a pretty useful utility to aid navigating source code. It creates a database of function/variable/type definitions within your code.
Vi and Emacs support using a Ctags database, Nano (along with many other editors) does not.
I have implemented a script which reads the database and finds the appropriate file and line to open the editor at.
This post describes the installation and operation of this utility.