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182021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
19<br>
20<table><tr><td><ul>
21<li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
22 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
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23<li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
24 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
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25<li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
26<li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
27<li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
28</ul></td></tr></table>
29<br><br>
30
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312021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
32<br>
33<table><tr><td><ul>
34<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
35<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
36 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
37<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
38 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
39 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
40</ul></td></tr></table>
41<br><br>
42
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432021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
44<br>
45<table><tr><td><ul>
46<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
47<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
48</ul></td></tr></table>
49<br><br>
50
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512021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
52<br>
53<table><tr><td><ul>
54<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
55 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
56 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
57 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 58 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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59<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
60<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
61 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
62 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
63<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
64 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
65</ul></td></tr></table>
66<br><br>
67
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682021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
69<br>
70<table><tr><td><ul>
71<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
72 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
73 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
74 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
75 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
76 that is above the cursor.</li>
77<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
78 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
79 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
80<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
81 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
82 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
83 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
84<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
85 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
86<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
87</ul></td></tr></table>
88<br><br>
89
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902020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
91<br>
92<table><tr><td><ul>
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93<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
94 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
95 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
96 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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97</ul></td></tr></table>
98<br><br>
99
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1002020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
101<br>
102<table><tr><td><ul>
103<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
104 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
105 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
106 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
107<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
108 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
109 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
110 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
111<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
112</ul></td></tr></table>
113<br><br>
114
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1152020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
116<br>
117<table><tr><td><ul>
118<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
119<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
120<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
121<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
122</ul></td></tr></table>
123<br><br>
124
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1252020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
126<br>
127<table><tr><td><ul>
128<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
129<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
130 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
131 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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132<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
133 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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134<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
135<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
136</ul></td></tr></table>
137<br><br>
138
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1392020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
140<br>
141<table><tr><td><ul>
142<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
143 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
144 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
145<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
146 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
147 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
148<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
149 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
150 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
151 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
152<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
153 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
154 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
155<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
156 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
157 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
158<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
159 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
160<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
161 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
162<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
163<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 164<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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165 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
166<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
167 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
168<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
169<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
170<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
171<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 172 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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173<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
174<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
175<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
176<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
177 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
178 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
179<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
180</ul></td></tr></table>
181<br><br>
182
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1832020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
184<br><br>
185<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 186 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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187 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
188</td></tr></table>
189<br><br>
190
c78fafd2 1912020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 192<br><br>
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193<table><tr><td>
194 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 195 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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197<br><br>
198
cded4212 1992020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 200<br><br>
cded4212 201<table><tr><td>
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202 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
203 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
204 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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206<br><br>
207
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2082020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
209<br>
210<table><tr><td><ul>
211<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
212 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
213<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
214<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
215<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
216 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
217<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
218<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
219 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
220</ul></td></tr></table>
221<br><br>
222
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2232020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
224<br>
225<table><tr><td><ul>
226<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
227 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
228<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
229 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
230<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
231 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
232 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
233<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
234 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
235<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
236 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
237</ul></td></tr></table>
238<br><br>
239
21d362bb 2402019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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241<br>
242<table><tr><td><ul>
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243<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
244 on different lines.</li>
245<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
246 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
247<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
248 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
249<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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251<br><br>
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2532019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
254<br>
255<table><tr><td><ul>
256<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
257 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
258 the buffer.</li>
36934144 259<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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260 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
261<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
262 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
263</ul></td></tr></table>
264<br><br>
265
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2662019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
267<br>
268<table><tr><td><ul>
269<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
270 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
271<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
272<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
273</ul></td></tr></table>
274<br><br>
275
ae82a2d1 2762019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 277<br>
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279<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
280 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
281<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
282 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 283<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 284</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 285<br><br>
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84553b52 2872019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 288<br>
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289<table><tr><td><ul>
290<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
c0610592 291<li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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292<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
293<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
294<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
295<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
296<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
297</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3002019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 301<br>
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302<table><tr><td><ul>
303<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 304<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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305<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
306 same overflow line.</li>
307</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3102019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 311<br>
f5d848f8 312<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 313<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 314 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 315 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 316<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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317<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
318 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
319<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 320<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 321<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 322<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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323<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
324<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
325</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3282019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 329<br>
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330<table><tr><td><ul>
331<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
332<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
333<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
334<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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335<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
336<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
337<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
338<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 339<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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340<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
341<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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342<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
343<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 344<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 345<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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346<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
347<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
348 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
349<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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350<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
351<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
352<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 353</ul></td></tr></table>
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3582018 November 11
359
360GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
361for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
362always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
363title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
364mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
365for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 366cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 367keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 368hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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369cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
370renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
371'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
372reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
373customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
374use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
375in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
376be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
377resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
378F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
379word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
380and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
381
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3842018 September 18
385
386GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
387misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
388does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
389when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
390and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
391
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3942018 September 9
395
396GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
397reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
398speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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399boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
400word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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401to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
402placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
403makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
404number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
405files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
406'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
407'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
408Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
409the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
410menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 411a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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412a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
413sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
414rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
415bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
416'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
417
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421
422GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
423buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
424(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
425better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
426justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
427of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
428about the number of lines written also when prepending or
429appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
430
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434
435GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
436for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
437ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
438the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
439buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
440until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
441renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
442'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
443corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
444
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448
449GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
450makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
451of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
452for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
453go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
454after an external spell check of a selected region, always
455accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
456any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
457
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461
462GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
463and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
464keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
465keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
466This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
467which gives the default foreground or background color,
468which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
469painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
470a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
471mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
472slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
473used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
474file names.
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476
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479
480GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
481(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
482the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
483those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 484makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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486file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
487cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
488cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
489spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
490names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
491and six deprecated bindable function names.
492
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496
497GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
498that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
499it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
500work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
501adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
502recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
503no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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506pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
507a needed color change when a line contains a start match
508but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
509other small fry.
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514
515GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
516state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
517somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
518linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
519the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
520the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
521now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
522(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
523to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 524&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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526region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
527or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
528the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
529(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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534
535GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
536is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
537region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
538when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
539strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
540at line 1, column 1.
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545
546GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
547replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
548to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
549useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
550saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
551forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
552more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
553Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
554options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
555makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
556$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
557for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
558commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
559file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
560
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564
565GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
566wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
567more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
568allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
569in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
570scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
571Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
572fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
573and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
574
575
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578
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581instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
582be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
583together with the softwrap option. This release further
584fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
585failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
586files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
587(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
588
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592
593GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
594a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
595negative line and column numbers on the command line,
596avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
597in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
598mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
599have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
600
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604
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606man page again.
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611
612GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
613during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
614and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
615searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 616asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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621
622GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
623the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
624it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
625of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
626without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
627the screen twice when switching between buffers while
628line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
629bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
630translation updates for fifteen languages.
631
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635
636GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
637on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
638double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
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641the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
642of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
643only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
644go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
645support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
646linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
647an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
648in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
649
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653
654GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
655softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
656visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
657logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
658the start and end of a row, and only when already
659there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
660Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
661of always per logical line. On an entirely different
662front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
663on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
664changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
665new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
666was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
667David Ramsey.
668
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672
673GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
674the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
675when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
676involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
677does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
678no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
679softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
680startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
681standard input. Come tickle my ears.
682
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686
687GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
688manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
689sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
690more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
691softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
692system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 693the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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698
699GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
700your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
701newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
702between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
703makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
704Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
705in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
706typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
707Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
708unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
709Tastes great with thick butter.
710
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714
715GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
716the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
717a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
718the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
719related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
720use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
721VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
722during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
723an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
724region after an external spell check, and improves a few
725other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
726run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
727
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731
732GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
733ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
734be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
735or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
736M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
737option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
738some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
739in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
740as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
741read into it. Come and check it out!
742
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746
747GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
748selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
749Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
750terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
751the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
752but it's time to get it out there.
753
754With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
755we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
756back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
757
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761
762nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
763a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
764first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
765holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
766(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
767in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
768a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 769bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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774
775nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
776keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
777of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
778characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
779word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
780input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
781must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
782window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
783having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
784anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
785improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
786Come get your hair tousled!
787
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791
792nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
793adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
794with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
795includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
796bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
797even worth mentioning).
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803nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
804some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
805the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
806checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
807default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
808shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
809is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
810there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
811when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
812on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
813and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
814things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
815
816And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
817Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
818
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