# Windows – In Windows avoid nano triggering overwrite mode on cmd line

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In Windows 8 I have installed nano, because it's my preferred command line text editor.

When I use it, it works normally, just as it would on any Linux distribution:

C:\>nano file.c


However, when I return to the cmd prompt overwrite mode is always enabled as if I had pressed the insert key. This is highly annoying because I'm frequently going back and forth between nano and the cmd prompt.

Is there a way to fix this?

• @echo off