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152022 August 2 - <b>GNU nano 6.4</b> "Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser"
16<br>
17<table><tr><td><ul>
18<li>The file browser does not crash when moving up to the root folder.</li>
19<li>Softwrapping very long lines is done more efficiently.</li>
20<li>Invoking the formatter does not blink the screen.</li>
21</ul></td></tr></table>
22<br><br>
23
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242022 April 28 - <b>GNU nano 6.3</b> "Wat zullen we drinken? Wat een dorst!"
25<br>
26<table><tr><td><ul>
9cb2f064 27<li>For multiline regexes, text is now colored as soon as a start match<br>
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28 is found, also when there is no end match at all.</li>
29<li>The colorizing of any line is stopped after two thousand bytes,<br>
30 to avoid frustrating delays.</li>
31<li>When environment variable <tt>NO_COLOR</tt> is set, the two default colors<br>
32 (yellow for the spotlight, red for error messages) are suppressed<br>
33 when no interface colors are specified in a nanorc file.</li>
34<li>Full justification and piping the whole buffer through a command<br>
35 now keep the cursor at the same line number.</li>
36<li>Utility <tt>xsel</tt> can be used to copy a marked region to the system's<br>
37 clipboard. See <tt>doc/sample.nanorc</tt> for an example.</li>
38</ul></td></tr></table>
39<br><br>
40
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412022 February 18 - <b>GNU nano 6.2</b> "Kamperfoelie"
42<br>
43<table><tr><td><ul>
44<li>The file browser clears the prompt bar also when using <tt>--minibar</tt>.</li>
45<li>Linting now works also with a newer 'pyflakes'.</li>
46</ul></td></tr></table>
47<br><br>
48
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492022 February 9 - <b>GNU nano 6.1</b> "Re&#x21B;elele de socializare sunt ca un frigider"
50<br>
51<table><tr><td><ul>
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52<li>The behavior of <tt>^K</tt> at a prompt has been enhanced: when there<br>
53 is text after the cursor, just this text is erased. (In the usual<br>
54 situation, however, when the cursor is at the end of the answer,<br>
55 the behavior is as before: the whole answer is erased.)</li>
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56<li>At a prompt, <tt>M-6</tt> copies the current answer into the cutbuffer.</li>
57<li>Large external pastes into nano are handled more quickly.</li>
58</ul></td></tr></table>
59<br><br>
60
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612021 December 15 - <b>GNU nano 6.0</b> "Humor heeft ook zijn leuke kanten"
62<br>
63<table><tr><td><ul>
64<li>Option <tt>--zero</tt> hides the title bar, status bar and help lines, and<br>
65 uses all rows of the terminal as editing area. The title bar and<br>
66 status bar can be toggled with <tt>M-Z</tt>.</li>
67<li>Colors can now be specified also as three-digit hexadecimal numbers,<br>
68 in the format <tt>#rgb</tt>. This picks from the 216 index colors (that most<br>
69 terminals know) the color that is nearest to the given values.</li>
70<li>For users who dislike numbers, there are fourteen new color names:<br>
71 rosy, beet, plum, sea, sky, slate, teal, sage, brown, ocher, sand,<br>
72 tawny, brick, and crimson.</li>
73<li>Suspension is enabled by default, invokable with <tt>^T^Z</tt>. The options<br>
74 <tt>-z</tt>, <tt>--suspendable</tt>, and 'set suspendable' are obsolete and ignored.<br>
75 (In case you want to be able to suspend nano with a single keystroke,<br>
76 you can put 'bind ^Z suspend main' in your nanorc.)</li>
77<li>When automatic hard-wrapping is in effect, pasting just a few words<br>
78 (without a line break) will now hard-wrap the line when needed.</li>
79<li>Toggling Append or Prepend clears the current filename.</li>
80<li>The word count as shown by <tt>M-D</tt> is now affected by option --wordbounds;<br>
81 with it, nano counts words as 'wc' does; without it (the new default),<br>
82 words are counted in a more human way: seeing punctuation as space.</li>
83<li>The YAML syntax file is now actually included in the tarball.</li>
84</ul></td></tr></table>
85<br><br>
86
87
31d85dce 882021 October 6 - <b>GNU nano 5.9</b> "El manicomio ha decidido: ma&ntilde;ana sol!"
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89<br>
90<table><tr><td><ul>
91<li>The extension of a filename is added to the name of a corresponding<br>
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92 temporary file, so that spell checking a C file, for example, will check<br>
93 only the comments and strings (when using 'aspell').</li>
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94<li>The process number is added to the name of an emergency save file,<br>
95 so that when multiple nanos die they will not fight over a filename.</li>
96<li>Undoing a cutting operation will restore an anchor that was located<br>
97 in the cut area to its original line.</li>
e28fd2ae 98<li>When using <tt>--locking</tt>, saving a new buffer will create a lock file.</li>
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99<li>Syntax highlighting for YAML files has been added.</li>
100</ul></td></tr></table>
101<br><br>
102
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1032021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
104<br>
105<table><tr><td><ul>
106<li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
107 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
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108<li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
109 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
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110<li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
111<li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
112<li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
113</ul></td></tr></table>
114<br><br>
115
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1162021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
117<br>
118<table><tr><td><ul>
119<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
120<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
121 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
122<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
123 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
124 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
125</ul></td></tr></table>
126<br><br>
127
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1282021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
129<br>
130<table><tr><td><ul>
131<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
132<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
133</ul></td></tr></table>
134<br><br>
135
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1362021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
137<br>
138<table><tr><td><ul>
139<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
140 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
141 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
142 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 143 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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144<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
145<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
146 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
147 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
148<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
149 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
150</ul></td></tr></table>
151<br><br>
152
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1532021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
154<br>
155<table><tr><td><ul>
156<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
157 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
158 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
159 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
160 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
161 that is above the cursor.</li>
162<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
163 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
164 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
165<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
166 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
167 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
168 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
169<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
170 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
171<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
172</ul></td></tr></table>
173<br><br>
174
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1752020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
176<br>
177<table><tr><td><ul>
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178<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
179 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
180 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
181 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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182</ul></td></tr></table>
183<br><br>
184
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1852020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
186<br>
187<table><tr><td><ul>
188<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
189 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
190 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
191 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
192<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
193 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
194 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
195 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
196<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
197</ul></td></tr></table>
198<br><br>
199
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2002020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
201<br>
202<table><tr><td><ul>
203<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
204<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
205<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
206<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
207</ul></td></tr></table>
208<br><br>
209
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2102020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
211<br>
212<table><tr><td><ul>
213<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
214<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
215 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
216 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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217<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
218 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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219<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
220<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
221</ul></td></tr></table>
222<br><br>
223
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2242020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
225<br>
226<table><tr><td><ul>
227<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
228 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
229 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
230<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
231 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
232 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
233<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
234 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
235 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
236 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
237<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
238 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
239 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
240<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
241 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
242 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
243<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
244 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
245<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
246 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
247<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
248<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 249<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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250 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
251<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
252 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
253<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
254<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
255<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
256<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 257 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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258<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
259<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
260<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
261<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
262 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
263 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
264<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
265</ul></td></tr></table>
266<br><br>
267
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2682020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
269<br><br>
270<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 271 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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272 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
273</td></tr></table>
274<br><br>
275
c78fafd2 2762020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 277<br><br>
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278<table><tr><td>
279 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 280 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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282<br><br>
283
cded4212 2842020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 285<br><br>
cded4212 286<table><tr><td>
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287 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
288 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
289 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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291<br><br>
292
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2932020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
294<br>
295<table><tr><td><ul>
296<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
297 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
298<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
299<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
300<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
301 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
302<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
303<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
304 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
305</ul></td></tr></table>
306<br><br>
307
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3082020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
309<br>
310<table><tr><td><ul>
311<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
312 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
313<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
314 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
315<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
316 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
317 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
318<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
319 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
320<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
321 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
322</ul></td></tr></table>
323<br><br>
324
21d362bb 3252019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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326<br>
327<table><tr><td><ul>
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328<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
329 on different lines.</li>
330<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
331 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
332<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
333 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
334<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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335</ul></td></tr></table>
336<br><br>
21d362bb 337
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3382019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
339<br>
340<table><tr><td><ul>
341<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
342 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
343 the buffer.</li>
36934144 344<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
f9aef8a0 345 spelling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
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346<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
347 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
348</ul></td></tr></table>
349<br><br>
350
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3512019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
352<br>
353<table><tr><td><ul>
354<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
355 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
356<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
357<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
358</ul></td></tr></table>
359<br><br>
360
ae82a2d1 3612019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 362<br>
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363<table><tr><td><ul>
364<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
365 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
366<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
367 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 368<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 369</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 370<br><br>
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84553b52 3722019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 373<br>
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374<table><tr><td><ul>
375<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
c0610592 376<li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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377<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
378<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
379<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
380<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
381<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
382</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 383<br><br>
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933f5300 3852019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 386<br>
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387<table><tr><td><ul>
388<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 389<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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390<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
391 same overflow line.</li>
392</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 393<br><br>
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933f5300 3952019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 396<br>
f5d848f8 397<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 398<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 399 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 400 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 401<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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402<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
403 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
404<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 405<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 406<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 407<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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408<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
409<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
410</ul></td></tr></table>
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416<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
417<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
418<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
419<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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421<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
422<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
423<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 424<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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426<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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428<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 429<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 430<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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432<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
433 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
434<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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436<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
437<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
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444
445GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
446for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
447always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
448title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
449mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
450for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 451cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 452keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 453hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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455renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
456'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
457reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
458customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
459use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
460in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
461be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
462resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
463F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
464word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
465and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
466
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470
471GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
472misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
473does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
474when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
475and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
476
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480
481GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
482reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
483speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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485word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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487placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
488makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
489number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
490files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
491'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
492'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
493Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
494the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
495menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 496a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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498sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
499rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
500bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
501'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
502
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506
507GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
508buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
509(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
510better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
511justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
512of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
513about the number of lines written also when prepending or
514appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
515
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519
520GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
521for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
522ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
523the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
524buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
525until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
526renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
527'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
528corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
529
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533
534GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
535makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
536of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
537for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
538go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
539after an external spell check of a selected region, always
540accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
541any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
542
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546
547GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
548and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
549keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
550keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
551This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
552which gives the default foreground or background color,
553which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
554painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
555a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
556mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
557slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
558used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
559file names.
560
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564
565GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
566(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
567the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
568those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 569makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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571file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
572cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
573cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
574spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
575names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
576and six deprecated bindable function names.
577
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581
582GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
583that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
584it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
585work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
586adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
587recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
588no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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591pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
592a needed color change when a line contains a start match
593but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
594other small fry.
595
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599
600GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
601state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
602somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
603linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
604the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
605the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
606now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
607(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
608to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 609&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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611region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
612or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
613the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
614(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
615
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619
620GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
621is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
622region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
623when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
624strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
625at line 1, column 1.
626
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630
631GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
632replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
633to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
634useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
635saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
636forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
637more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
638Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
639options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
640makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
641$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
642for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
643commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
644file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
645
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649
650GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
651wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
652more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
653allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
654in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
655scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
656Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
657fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
658and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
659
660
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663
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666instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
667be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
668together with the softwrap option. This release further
669fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
670failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
671files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
672(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
673
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677
678GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
679a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
680negative line and column numbers on the command line,
681avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
682in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
683mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
684have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
685
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689
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691man page again.
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696
697GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
698during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
699and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
700searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 701asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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706
707GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
708the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
709it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
710of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
711without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
712the screen twice when switching between buffers while
713line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
714bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
715translation updates for fifteen languages.
716
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720
721GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
722on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
723double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
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726the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
727of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
728only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
729go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
730support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
731linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
732an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
733in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
734
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738
739GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
740softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
741visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
742logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
743the start and end of a row, and only when already
744there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
745Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
746of always per logical line. On an entirely different
747front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
748on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
749changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
750new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
751was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
752David Ramsey.
753
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757
758GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
759the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
760when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
761involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
762does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
763no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
764softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
765startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
766standard input. Come tickle my ears.
767
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771
772GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
773manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
774sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
775more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
776softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
777system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 778the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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783
784GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
785your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
786newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
787between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
788makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
789Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
790in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
791typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
792Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
793unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
794Tastes great with thick butter.
795
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799
800GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
801the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
802a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
803the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
804related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
805use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
806VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
807during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
808an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
809region after an external spell check, and improves a few
810other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
811run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
812
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816
817GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
818ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
819be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
820or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
821M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
822option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
823some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
824in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
825as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
826read into it. Come and check it out!
827
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831
832GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
833selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
834Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
835terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
836the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
837but it's time to get it out there.
838
839With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
840we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
841back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
842
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846
847nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
848a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
849first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
850holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
851(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
852in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
853a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
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859
860nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
861keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
862of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
863characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
864word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
865input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
866must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
867window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
868having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
869anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
870improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
871Come get your hair tousled!
872
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876
877nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
878adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
879with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
880includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
881bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
882even worth mentioning).
883
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887
888nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
889some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
890the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
891checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
892default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
893shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
894is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
895there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
896when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
897on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
898and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
899things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
900
901And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
902Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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