try to reduce the background of the ^X things to just those characters
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7<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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152021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
16<br>
17<table><tr><td><ul>
18<li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
19 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
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20<li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
21 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
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22<li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
23<li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
24<li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
25</ul></td></tr></table>
26<br><br>
27
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282021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
29<br>
30<table><tr><td><ul>
31<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
32<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
33 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
34<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
35 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
36 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
37</ul></td></tr></table>
38<br><br>
39
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402021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
41<br>
42<table><tr><td><ul>
43<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
44<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
45</ul></td></tr></table>
46<br><br>
47
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482021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
49<br>
50<table><tr><td><ul>
51<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
52 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
53 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
54 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 55 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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56<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
57<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
58 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
59 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
60<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
61 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
62</ul></td></tr></table>
63<br><br>
64
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652021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
66<br>
67<table><tr><td><ul>
68<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
69 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
70 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
71 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
72 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
73 that is above the cursor.</li>
74<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
75 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
76 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
77<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
78 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
79 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
80 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
81<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
82 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
83<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
84</ul></td></tr></table>
85<br><br>
86
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872020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
88<br>
89<table><tr><td><ul>
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90<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
91 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
92 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
93 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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94</ul></td></tr></table>
95<br><br>
96
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972020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
98<br>
99<table><tr><td><ul>
100<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
101 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
102 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
103 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
104<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
105 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
106 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
107 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
108<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
109</ul></td></tr></table>
110<br><br>
111
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1122020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
113<br>
114<table><tr><td><ul>
115<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
116<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
117<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
118<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
119</ul></td></tr></table>
120<br><br>
121
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1222020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
123<br>
124<table><tr><td><ul>
125<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
126<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
127 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
128 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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129<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
130 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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131<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
132<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
133</ul></td></tr></table>
134<br><br>
135
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1362020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
137<br>
138<table><tr><td><ul>
139<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
140 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
141 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
142<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
143 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
144 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
145<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
146 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
147 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
148 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
149<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
150 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
151 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
152<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
153 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
154 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
155<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
156 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
157<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
158 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
159<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
160<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 161<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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162 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
163<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
164 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
165<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
166<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
167<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
168<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 169 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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170<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
171<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
172<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
173<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
174 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
175 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
176<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
177</ul></td></tr></table>
178<br><br>
179
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1802020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
181<br><br>
182<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 183 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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184 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
185</td></tr></table>
186<br><br>
187
c78fafd2 1882020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 189<br><br>
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190<table><tr><td>
191 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 192 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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194<br><br>
195
cded4212 1962020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 197<br><br>
cded4212 198<table><tr><td>
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199 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
200 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
201 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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203<br><br>
204
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2052020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
206<br>
207<table><tr><td><ul>
208<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
209 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
210<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
211<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
212<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
213 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
214<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
215<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
216 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
217</ul></td></tr></table>
218<br><br>
219
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2202020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
221<br>
222<table><tr><td><ul>
223<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
224 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
225<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
226 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
227<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
228 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
229 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
230<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
231 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
232<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
233 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
234</ul></td></tr></table>
235<br><br>
236
21d362bb 2372019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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238<br>
239<table><tr><td><ul>
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240<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
241 on different lines.</li>
242<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
243 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
244<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
245 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
246<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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248<br><br>
21d362bb 249
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2502019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
251<br>
252<table><tr><td><ul>
253<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
254 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
255 the buffer.</li>
36934144 256<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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257 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
258<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
259 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
260</ul></td></tr></table>
261<br><br>
262
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2632019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
264<br>
265<table><tr><td><ul>
266<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
267 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
268<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
269<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
270</ul></td></tr></table>
271<br><br>
272
ae82a2d1 2732019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 274<br>
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275<table><tr><td><ul>
276<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
277 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
278<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
279 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 280<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 281</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 282<br><br>
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84553b52 2842019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 285<br>
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286<table><tr><td><ul>
287<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
c0610592 288<li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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289<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
290<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
291<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
292<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
293<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
294</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 295<br><br>
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933f5300 2972019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 298<br>
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299<table><tr><td><ul>
300<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 301<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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302<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
303 same overflow line.</li>
304</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3072019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 308<br>
f5d848f8 309<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 310<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 311 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 312 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 313<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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314<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
315 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
316<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 317<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 318<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 319<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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320<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
321<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
322</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3252019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 326<br>
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327<table><tr><td><ul>
328<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
329<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
330<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
331<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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332<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
333<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
334<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
335<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 336<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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337<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
338<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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339<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
340<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 341<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 342<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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343<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
344<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
345 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
346<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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347<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
348<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
349<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 350</ul></td></tr></table>
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3552018 November 11
356
357GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
358for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
359always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
360title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
361mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
362for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 363cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 364keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 365hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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366cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
367renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
368'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
369reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
370customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
371use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
372in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
373be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
374resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
375F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
376word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
377and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
378
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380
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382
383GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
384misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
385does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
386when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
387and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
388
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390
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392
393GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
394reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
395speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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396boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
397word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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398to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
399placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
400makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
401number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
402files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
403'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
404'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
405Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
406the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
407menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 408a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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409a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
410sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
411rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
412bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
413'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
414
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418
419GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
420buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
421(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
422better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
423justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
424of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
425about the number of lines written also when prepending or
426appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
427
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431
432GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
433for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
434ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
435the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
436buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
437until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
438renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
439'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
440corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
441
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445
446GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
447makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
448of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
449for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
450go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
451after an external spell check of a selected region, always
452accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
453any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
454
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458
459GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
460and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
461keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
462keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
463This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
464which gives the default foreground or background color,
465which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
466painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
467a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
468mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
469slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
470used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
471file names.
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476
477GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
478(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
479the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
480those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 481makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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483file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
484cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
485cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
486spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
487names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
488and six deprecated bindable function names.
489
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493
494GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
495that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
496it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
497work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
498adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
499recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
500no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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503pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
504a needed color change when a line contains a start match
505but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
506other small fry.
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511
512GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
513state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
514somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
515linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
516the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
517the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
518now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
519(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
520to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 521&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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523region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
524or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
525the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
526(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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531
532GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
533is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
534region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
535when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
536strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
537at line 1, column 1.
538
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542
543GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
544replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
545to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
546useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
547saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
548forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
549more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
550Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
551options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
552makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
553$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
554for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
555commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
556file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
557
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561
562GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
563wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
564more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
565allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
566in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
567scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
568Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
569fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
570and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
571
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575
2031a280 576GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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578instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
579be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
580together with the softwrap option. This release further
581fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
582failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
583files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
584(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
585
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589
590GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
591a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
592negative line and column numbers on the command line,
593avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
594in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
595mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
596have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
597
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601
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603man page again.
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608
609GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
610during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
611and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
612searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 613asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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618
619GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
620the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
621it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
622of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
623without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
624the screen twice when switching between buffers while
625line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
626bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
627translation updates for fifteen languages.
628
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632
633GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
634on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
635double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 636shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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638the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
639of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
640only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
641go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
642support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
643linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
644an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
645in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
646
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650
651GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
652softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
653visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
654logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
655the start and end of a row, and only when already
656there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
657Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
658of always per logical line. On an entirely different
659front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
660on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
661changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
662new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
663was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
664David Ramsey.
665
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669
670GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
671the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
672when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
673involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
674does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
675no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
676softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
677startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
678standard input. Come tickle my ears.
679
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683
684GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
685manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
686sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
687more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
688softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
689system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 690the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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695
696GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
697your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
698newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
699between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
700makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
701Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
702in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
703typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
704Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
705unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
706Tastes great with thick butter.
707
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711
712GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
713the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
714a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
715the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
716related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
717use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
718VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
719during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
720an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
721region after an external spell check, and improves a few
722other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
723run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
724
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728
729GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
730ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
731be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
732or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
733M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
734option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
735some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
736in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
737as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
738read into it. Come and check it out!
739
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743
744GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
745selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
746Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
747terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
748the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
749but it's time to get it out there.
750
751With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
752we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
753back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
754
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758
759nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
760a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
761first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
762holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
763(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
764in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
765a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 766bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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772nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
773keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
774of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
775characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
776word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
777input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
778must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
779window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
780having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
781anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
782improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
783Come get your hair tousled!
784
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788
789nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
790adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
791with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
792includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
793bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
794even worth mentioning).
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800nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
801some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
802the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
803checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
804default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
805shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
806is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
807there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
808when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
809on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
810and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
811things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
812
813And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
814Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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