Thomas? Nano does not add a BOM to any file. If you want to know whether any file contains a BOM, you can start nano with the +1 cursor- positioning directive (like so: nano +1 thefilename) and then type <Backspace>. If the upper right corner then says "Modified", an invisible character (most likely a BOM) was deleted before the first visible one. If so, type ^S and ^X and you're done. If "Modified" does not appear, there is no BOM, and you can simply type ^X to exit.
To summarize: to make sure a file does not contain a Byte Order Mark, run 'nano +1' followed by the filename, and type: <Backspace> ^S ^X. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to nano in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1045062 Title: No option to save without BOM (Byte Order Mark) Status in nano package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: This may be a wishlist type bug. Currently, Nano in precise saves with BOM (Byte Order Mark) by default. There is no way within nano to save without BOM, which requires me to download remote server documents to this system and then update and reupload the documents after using gedit, kate, or some other editor. This sometimes screws up remote PHP programs and scripts, which means it may be prudent to give the option to decide whether to save with or without the Byte Order Mark. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04 Package: nano 2.2.6-1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24 Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12 Architecture: amd64 Date: Sun Sep 2 14:36:54 2012 InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425) ProcEnviron: TERM=xterm PATH=(custom, no user) LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/zsh SourcePackage: nano UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nano/+bug/1045062/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp