Instead of using sudo find / -name "supervisor" I ran sudo nano / -name "supervisor" by mistake, which looked like it opened a blank nano file before I hit CRTL-X...

$ sudo nano / -name "supervisor"
Use "fg" to return to nano.

[1]+  Stopped                 sudo nano / -name "supervisor"

The operating system is Ubuntu 16.04. Does anyone have any idea what it was trying to do? I mainly want to know if I have messed anything up on the server. Thank you.


The command would have started the nano editor and instructed it to edit the root directory. nano would have complained with a [ "/" is a directory ] message. No files would have been changed.

  • Perfect thanks, I'll accept it as soon as I can.
    – sdexp
    Jul 30 '18 at 13:53

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