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152022 April 28 - <b>GNU nano 6.3</b> "Wat zullen we drinken? Wat een dorst!"
16<br>
17<table><tr><td><ul>
18<li>For multiline regexes, text is now colored as soon a start match<br>
19 is found, also when there is no end match at all.</li>
20<li>The colorizing of any line is stopped after two thousand bytes,<br>
21 to avoid frustrating delays.</li>
22<li>When environment variable <tt>NO_COLOR</tt> is set, the two default colors<br>
23 (yellow for the spotlight, red for error messages) are suppressed<br>
24 when no interface colors are specified in a nanorc file.</li>
25<li>Full justification and piping the whole buffer through a command<br>
26 now keep the cursor at the same line number.</li>
27<li>Utility <tt>xsel</tt> can be used to copy a marked region to the system's<br>
28 clipboard. See <tt>doc/sample.nanorc</tt> for an example.</li>
29</ul></td></tr></table>
30<br><br>
31
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322022 February 18 - <b>GNU nano 6.2</b> "Kamperfoelie"
33<br>
34<table><tr><td><ul>
35<li>The file browser clears the prompt bar also when using <tt>--minibar</tt>.</li>
36<li>Linting now works also with a newer 'pyflakes'.</li>
37</ul></td></tr></table>
38<br><br>
39
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402022 February 9 - <b>GNU nano 6.1</b> "Re&#x21B;elele de socializare sunt ca un frigider"
41<br>
42<table><tr><td><ul>
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43<li>The behavior of <tt>^K</tt> at a prompt has been enhanced: when there<br>
44 is text after the cursor, just this text is erased. (In the usual<br>
45 situation, however, when the cursor is at the end of the answer,<br>
46 the behavior is as before: the whole answer is erased.)</li>
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47<li>At a prompt, <tt>M-6</tt> copies the current answer into the cutbuffer.</li>
48<li>Large external pastes into nano are handled more quickly.</li>
49</ul></td></tr></table>
50<br><br>
51
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522021 December 15 - <b>GNU nano 6.0</b> "Humor heeft ook zijn leuke kanten"
53<br>
54<table><tr><td><ul>
55<li>Option <tt>--zero</tt> hides the title bar, status bar and help lines, and<br>
56 uses all rows of the terminal as editing area. The title bar and<br>
57 status bar can be toggled with <tt>M-Z</tt>.</li>
58<li>Colors can now be specified also as three-digit hexadecimal numbers,<br>
59 in the format <tt>#rgb</tt>. This picks from the 216 index colors (that most<br>
60 terminals know) the color that is nearest to the given values.</li>
61<li>For users who dislike numbers, there are fourteen new color names:<br>
62 rosy, beet, plum, sea, sky, slate, teal, sage, brown, ocher, sand,<br>
63 tawny, brick, and crimson.</li>
64<li>Suspension is enabled by default, invokable with <tt>^T^Z</tt>. The options<br>
65 <tt>-z</tt>, <tt>--suspendable</tt>, and 'set suspendable' are obsolete and ignored.<br>
66 (In case you want to be able to suspend nano with a single keystroke,<br>
67 you can put 'bind ^Z suspend main' in your nanorc.)</li>
68<li>When automatic hard-wrapping is in effect, pasting just a few words<br>
69 (without a line break) will now hard-wrap the line when needed.</li>
70<li>Toggling Append or Prepend clears the current filename.</li>
71<li>The word count as shown by <tt>M-D</tt> is now affected by option --wordbounds;<br>
72 with it, nano counts words as 'wc' does; without it (the new default),<br>
73 words are counted in a more human way: seeing punctuation as space.</li>
74<li>The YAML syntax file is now actually included in the tarball.</li>
75</ul></td></tr></table>
76<br><br>
77
78
31d85dce 792021 October 6 - <b>GNU nano 5.9</b> "El manicomio ha decidido: ma&ntilde;ana sol!"
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80<br>
81<table><tr><td><ul>
82<li>The extension of a filename is added to the name of a corresponding<br>
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83 temporary file, so that spell checking a C file, for example, will check<br>
84 only the comments and strings (when using 'aspell').</li>
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85<li>The process number is added to the name of an emergency save file,<br>
86 so that when multiple nanos die they will not fight over a filename.</li>
87<li>Undoing a cutting operation will restore an anchor that was located<br>
88 in the cut area to its original line.</li>
e28fd2ae 89<li>When using <tt>--locking</tt>, saving a new buffer will create a lock file.</li>
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90<li>Syntax highlighting for YAML files has been added.</li>
91</ul></td></tr></table>
92<br><br>
93
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942021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
95<br>
96<table><tr><td><ul>
97<li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
98 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
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99<li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
100 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
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101<li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
102<li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
103<li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
104</ul></td></tr></table>
105<br><br>
106
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1072021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
108<br>
109<table><tr><td><ul>
110<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
111<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
112 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
113<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
114 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
115 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
116</ul></td></tr></table>
117<br><br>
118
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1192021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
120<br>
121<table><tr><td><ul>
122<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
123<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
124</ul></td></tr></table>
125<br><br>
126
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1272021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
128<br>
129<table><tr><td><ul>
130<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
131 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
132 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
133 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 134 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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135<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
136<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
137 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
138 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
139<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
140 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
141</ul></td></tr></table>
142<br><br>
143
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1442021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
145<br>
146<table><tr><td><ul>
147<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
148 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
149 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
150 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
151 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
152 that is above the cursor.</li>
153<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
154 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
155 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
156<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
157 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
158 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
159 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
160<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
161 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
162<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
163</ul></td></tr></table>
164<br><br>
165
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1662020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
167<br>
168<table><tr><td><ul>
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169<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
170 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
171 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
172 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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173</ul></td></tr></table>
174<br><br>
175
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1762020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
177<br>
178<table><tr><td><ul>
179<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
180 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
181 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
182 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
183<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
184 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
185 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
186 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
187<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
188</ul></td></tr></table>
189<br><br>
190
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1912020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
192<br>
193<table><tr><td><ul>
194<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
195<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
196<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
197<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
198</ul></td></tr></table>
199<br><br>
200
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2012020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
202<br>
203<table><tr><td><ul>
204<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
205<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
206 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
207 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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208<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
209 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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210<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
211<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
212</ul></td></tr></table>
213<br><br>
214
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2152020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
216<br>
217<table><tr><td><ul>
218<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
219 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
220 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
221<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
222 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
223 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
224<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
225 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
226 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
227 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
228<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
229 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
230 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
231<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
232 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
233 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
234<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
235 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
236<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
237 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
238<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
239<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 240<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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241 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
242<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
243 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
244<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
245<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
246<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
247<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 248 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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249<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
250<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
251<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
252<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
253 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
254 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
255<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
256</ul></td></tr></table>
257<br><br>
258
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2592020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
260<br><br>
261<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 262 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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263 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
264</td></tr></table>
265<br><br>
266
c78fafd2 2672020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 268<br><br>
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270 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 271 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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273<br><br>
274
cded4212 2752020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 276<br><br>
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278 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
279 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
280 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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282<br><br>
283
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2842020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
285<br>
286<table><tr><td><ul>
287<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
288 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
289<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
290<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
291<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
292 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
293<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
294<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
295 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
296</ul></td></tr></table>
297<br><br>
298
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2992020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
300<br>
301<table><tr><td><ul>
302<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
303 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
304<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
305 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
306<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
307 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
308 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
309<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
310 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
311<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
312 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
313</ul></td></tr></table>
314<br><br>
315
21d362bb 3162019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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317<br>
318<table><tr><td><ul>
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319<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
320 on different lines.</li>
321<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
322 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
323<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
324 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
325<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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326</ul></td></tr></table>
327<br><br>
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3292019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
330<br>
331<table><tr><td><ul>
332<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
333 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
334 the buffer.</li>
36934144 335<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
f9aef8a0 336 spelling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
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337<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
338 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
339</ul></td></tr></table>
340<br><br>
341
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3422019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
343<br>
344<table><tr><td><ul>
345<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
346 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
347<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
348<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
349</ul></td></tr></table>
350<br><br>
351
ae82a2d1 3522019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 353<br>
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354<table><tr><td><ul>
355<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
356 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
357<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
358 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 359<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 360</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 361<br><br>
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84553b52 3632019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 364<br>
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365<table><tr><td><ul>
366<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
c0610592 367<li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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368<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
369<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
370<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
371<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
372<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
373</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 374<br><br>
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933f5300 3762019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 377<br>
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378<table><tr><td><ul>
379<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 380<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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381<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
382 same overflow line.</li>
383</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 384<br><br>
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933f5300 3862019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 387<br>
f5d848f8 388<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 389<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 390 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 391 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 392<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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393<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
394 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
395<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 396<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 397<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 398<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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399<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
400<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
401</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 402<br><br>
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933f5300 4042019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 405<br>
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406<table><tr><td><ul>
407<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
408<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
409<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
410<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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412<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
413<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
414<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 415<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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417<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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419<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 420<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 421<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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423<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
424 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
425<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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427<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
428<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
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435
436GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
437for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
438always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
439title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
440mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
441for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 442cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 443keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 444hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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446renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
447'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
448reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
449customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
450use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
451in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
452be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
453resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
454F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
455word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
456and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
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461
462GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
463misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
464does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
465when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
466and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
467
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471
472GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
473reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
474speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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476word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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478placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
479makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
480number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
481files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
482'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
483'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
484Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
485the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
486menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 487a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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489sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
490rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
491bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
492'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
493
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497
498GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
499buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
500(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
501better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
502justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
503of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
504about the number of lines written also when prepending or
505appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
506
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510
511GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
512for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
513ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
514the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
515buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
516until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
517renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
518'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
519corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
520
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524
525GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
526makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
527of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
528for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
529go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
530after an external spell check of a selected region, always
531accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
532any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
533
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537
538GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
539and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
540keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
541keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
542This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
543which gives the default foreground or background color,
544which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
545painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
546a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
547mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
548slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
549used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
550file names.
551
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555
556GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
557(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
558the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
559those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 560makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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562file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
563cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
564cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
565spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
566names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
567and six deprecated bindable function names.
568
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572
573GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
574that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
575it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
576work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
577adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
578recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
579no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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582pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
583a needed color change when a line contains a start match
584but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
585other small fry.
586
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590
591GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
592state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
593somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
594linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
595the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
596the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
597now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
598(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
599to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 600&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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602region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
603or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
604the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
605(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
606
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610
611GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
612is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
613region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
614when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
615strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
616at line 1, column 1.
617
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621
622GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
623replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
624to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
625useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
626saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
627forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
628more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
629Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
630options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
631makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
632$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
633for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
634commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
635file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
636
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640
641GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
642wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
643more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
644allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
645in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
646scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
647Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
648fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
649and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
650
651
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654
2031a280 655GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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657instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
658be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
659together with the softwrap option. This release further
660fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
661failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
662files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
663(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
664
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668
669GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
670a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
671negative line and column numbers on the command line,
672avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
673in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
674mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
675have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
676
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680
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681GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
682man page again.
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687
688GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
689during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
690and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
691searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 692asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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697
698GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
699the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
700it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
701of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
702without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
703the screen twice when switching between buffers while
704line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
705bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
706translation updates for fifteen languages.
707
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711
712GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
713on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
714double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 715shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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717the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
718of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
719only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
720go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
721support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
722linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
723an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
724in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
725
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729
730GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
731softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
732visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
733logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
734the start and end of a row, and only when already
735there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
736Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
737of always per logical line. On an entirely different
738front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
739on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
740changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
741new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
742was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
743David Ramsey.
744
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748
749GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
750the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
751when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
752involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
753does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
754no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
755softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
756startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
757standard input. Come tickle my ears.
758
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762
763GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
764manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
765sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
766more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
767softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
768system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 769the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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775GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
776your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
777newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
778between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
779makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
780Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
781in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
782typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
783Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
784unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
785Tastes great with thick butter.
786
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790
791GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
792the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
793a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
794the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
795related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
796use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
797VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
798during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
799an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
800region after an external spell check, and improves a few
801other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
802run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
803
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807
808GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
809ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
810be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
811or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
812M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
813option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
814some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
815in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
816as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
817read into it. Come and check it out!
818
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823GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
824selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
825Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
826terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
827the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
828but it's time to get it out there.
829
830With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
831we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
832back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
833
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837
838nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
839a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
840first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
841holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
842(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
843in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
844a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 845bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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850
851nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
852keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
853of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
854characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
855word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
856input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
857must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
858window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
859having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
860anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
861improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
862Come get your hair tousled!
863
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867
868nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
869adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
870with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
871includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
872bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
873even worth mentioning).
874
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878
879nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
880some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
881the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
882checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
883default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
884shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
885is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
886there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
887when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
888on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
889and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
890things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
891
892And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
893Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
894
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