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12<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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202021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
21<br>
22<table><tr><td><ul>
23<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
24<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
25</ul></td></tr></table>
26<br><br>
27
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282021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
29<br>
30<table><tr><td><ul>
31<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
32 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
33 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
34 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 35 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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36<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
37<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
38 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
39 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
40<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
41 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
42</ul></td></tr></table>
43<br><br>
44
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452021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
46<br>
47<table><tr><td><ul>
48<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
49 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
50 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
51 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
52 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
53 that is above the cursor.</li>
54<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
55 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
56 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
57<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
58 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
59 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
60 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
61<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
62 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
63<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
64</ul></td></tr></table>
65<br><br>
66
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672020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
68<br>
69<table><tr><td><ul>
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70<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
71 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
72 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
73 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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74</ul></td></tr></table>
75<br><br>
76
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772020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
78<br>
79<table><tr><td><ul>
80<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
81 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
82 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
83 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
84<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
85 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
86 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
87 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
88<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
89</ul></td></tr></table>
90<br><br>
91
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922020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
93<br>
94<table><tr><td><ul>
95<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
96<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
97<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
98<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
99</ul></td></tr></table>
100<br><br>
101
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1022020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
103<br>
104<table><tr><td><ul>
105<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
106<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
107 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
108 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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109<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
110 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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111<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
112<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
113</ul></td></tr></table>
114<br><br>
115
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1162020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
117<br>
118<table><tr><td><ul>
119<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
120 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
121 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
122<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
123 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
124 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
125<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
126 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
127 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
128 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
129<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
130 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
131 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
132<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
133 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
134 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
135<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
136 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
137<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
138 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
139<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
140<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 141<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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142 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
143<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
144 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
145<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
146<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
147<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
148<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 149 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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150<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
151<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
152<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
153<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
154 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
155 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
156<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
157</ul></td></tr></table>
158<br><br>
159
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1602020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
161<br><br>
162<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 163 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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164 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
165</td></tr></table>
166<br><br>
167
c78fafd2 1682020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 169<br><br>
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170<table><tr><td>
171 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 172 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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173</td></tr></table>
174<br><br>
175
cded4212 1762020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 177<br><br>
cded4212 178<table><tr><td>
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179 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
180 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
181 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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182</td></tr></table>
183<br><br>
184
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1852020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
186<br>
187<table><tr><td><ul>
188<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
189 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
190<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
191<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
192<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
193 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
194<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
195<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
196 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
197</ul></td></tr></table>
198<br><br>
199
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2002020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
201<br>
202<table><tr><td><ul>
203<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
204 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
205<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
206 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
207<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
208 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
209 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
210<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
211 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
212<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
213 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
214</ul></td></tr></table>
215<br><br>
216
21d362bb 2172019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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218<br>
219<table><tr><td><ul>
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220<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
221 on different lines.</li>
222<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
223 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
224<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
225 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
226<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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227</ul></td></tr></table>
228<br><br>
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2302019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
231<br>
232<table><tr><td><ul>
233<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
234 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
235 the buffer.</li>
36934144 236<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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237 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
238<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
239 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
240</ul></td></tr></table>
241<br><br>
242
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2432019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
244<br>
245<table><tr><td><ul>
246<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
247 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
248<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
249<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
250</ul></td></tr></table>
251<br><br>
252
ae82a2d1 2532019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 254<br>
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255<table><tr><td><ul>
256<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
257 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
258<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
259 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 260<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 261</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 262<br><br>
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84553b52 2642019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 265<br>
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266<table><tr><td><ul>
267<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
268<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
269<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
270<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
271<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
272<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
273</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2762019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 277<br>
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278<table><tr><td><ul>
279<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 280<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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281<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
282 same overflow line.</li>
283</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2862019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 287<br>
f5d848f8 288<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 289<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 290 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 291 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 292<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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293<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
294 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
295<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 296<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 297<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 298<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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299<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
300<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
301</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3042019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 305<br>
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306<table><tr><td><ul>
307<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
308<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
309<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
310<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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311<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
312<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
313<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
314<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 315<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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316<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
317<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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318<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
319<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 320<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 321<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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322<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
323<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
324 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
325<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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326<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
327<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
328<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 329</ul></td></tr></table>
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3342018 November 11
335
336GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
337for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
338always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
339title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
340mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
341for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 342cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 343keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 344hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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345cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
346renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
347'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
348reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
349customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
350use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
351in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
352be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
353resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
354F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
355word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
356and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
357
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3602018 September 18
361
362GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
363misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
364does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
365when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
366and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
367
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3702018 September 9
371
372GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
373reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
374speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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375boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
376word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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377to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
378placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
379makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
380number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
381files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
382'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
383'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
384Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
385the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
386menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 387a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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388a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
389sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
390rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
391bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
392'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
393
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3962018 June 2
397
398GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
399buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
400(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
401better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
402justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
403of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
404about the number of lines written also when prepending or
405appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
406
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4092018 May 15
410
411GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
412for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
413ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
414the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
415buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
416until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
417renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
418'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
419corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
420
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424
425GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
426makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
427of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
428for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
429go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
430after an external spell check of a selected region, always
431accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
432any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
433
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437
438GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
439and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
440keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
441keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
442This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
443which gives the default foreground or background color,
444which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
445painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
446a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
447mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
448slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
449used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
450file names.
451
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455
456GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
457(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
458the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
459those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 460makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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462file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
463cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
464cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
465spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
466names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
467and six deprecated bindable function names.
468
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472
473GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
474that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
475it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
476work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
477adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
478recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
479no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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482pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
483a needed color change when a line contains a start match
484but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
485other small fry.
486
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490
491GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
492state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
493somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
494linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
495the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
496the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
497now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
498(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
499to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 500&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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502region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
503or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
504the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
505(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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510
511GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
512is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
513region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
514when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
515strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
516at line 1, column 1.
517
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521
522GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
523replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
524to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
525useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
526saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
527forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
528more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
529Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
530options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
531makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
532$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
533for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
534commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
535file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
536
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540
541GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
542wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
543more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
544allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
545in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
546scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
547Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
548fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
549and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
550
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2031a280 555GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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557instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
558be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
559together with the softwrap option. This release further
560fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
561failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
562files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
563(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
564
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568
569GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
570a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
571negative line and column numbers on the command line,
572avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
573in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
574mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
575have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
576
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580
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582man page again.
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587
588GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
589during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
590and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
591searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 592asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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597
598GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
599the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
600it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
601of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
602without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
603the screen twice when switching between buffers while
604line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
605bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
606translation updates for fifteen languages.
607
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611
612GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
613on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
614double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 615shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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617the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
618of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
619only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
620go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
621support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
622linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
623an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
624in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
625
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629
630GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
631softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
632visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
633logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
634the start and end of a row, and only when already
635there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
636Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
637of always per logical line. On an entirely different
638front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
639on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
640changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
641new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
642was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
643David Ramsey.
644
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648
649GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
650the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
651when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
652involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
653does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
654no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
655softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
656startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
657standard input. Come tickle my ears.
658
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663GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
664manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
665sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
666more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
667softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
668system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 669the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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675GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
676your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
677newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
678between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
679makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
680Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
681in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
682typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
683Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
684unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
685Tastes great with thick butter.
686
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691GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
692the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
693a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
694the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
695related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
696use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
697VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
698during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
699an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
700region after an external spell check, and improves a few
701other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
702run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
703
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707
708GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
709ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
710be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
711or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
712M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
713option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
714some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
715in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
716as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
717read into it. Come and check it out!
718
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723GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
724selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
725Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
726terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
727the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
728but it's time to get it out there.
729
730With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
731we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
732back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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738nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
739a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
740first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
741holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
742(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
743in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
744a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 745bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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750
751nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
752keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
753of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
754characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
755word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
756input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
757must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
758window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
759having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
760anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
761improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
762Come get your hair tousled!
763
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767
768nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
769adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
770with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
771includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
772bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
773even worth mentioning).
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779nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
780some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
781the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
782checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
783default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
784shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
785is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
786there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
787when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
788on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
789and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
790things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
791
792And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
793Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
794
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