How can we improve Core Server?

Console Text Editor for Nano and Server Core (and possibly back to Server 2012 Core?)

We were discussing on GitHub how it would be nice to have a console editor for Nano and Server Core and that it a big contrast to Linux LAMP where there are many choices for this.

On core, currently some of our teams install Notepad++ because they need at least the ability for both Linux and Unix line endings to parse correctly (notepad fails) because some log files are generated with linux endings (e.g. Cloud Formation local cfn-init/cfn-bootstrap) - a frequent occurrence onsoftware that was ported to Windows from Linux. Just wanted to identify that specific feature as a must have.

There is more rationale given in the original discussion here: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell-RFC/issues/69#issuecomment-278769241

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      • Toft Stade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. Not being able to change config files via remote powershell is really limiting.

      • Darksand commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Especially when you know you can just make or even overwrite any files with copy con

      • Mike Bridge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, for me coming from the Unix world, this is a huge show-stopper to using nano. I've never come across a unix distribution with no text editor, no matter how small. Using PowerShell ISE to edit files remotely (which seems to be the suggested alternative) is a horrible option, especially when you're deploying these containers who-knows-where in the cloud.

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