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12<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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202020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
21<br>
22<table><tr><td><ul>
23<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
24 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
25<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
26 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
27<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
28 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
29 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
30<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
31 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
32<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
33 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
34</ul></td></tr></table>
35<br><br>
36
21d362bb 372019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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38<br>
39<table><tr><td><ul>
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40<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
41 on different lines.</li>
42<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
43 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
44<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
45 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
46<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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48<br><br>
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502019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
51<br>
52<table><tr><td><ul>
53<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
54 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
55 the buffer.</li>
36934144 56<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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57 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
58<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
59 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
60</ul></td></tr></table>
61<br><br>
62
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632019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
64<br>
65<table><tr><td><ul>
66<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
67 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
68<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
69<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
70</ul></td></tr></table>
71<br><br>
72
ae82a2d1 732019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 74<br>
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75<table><tr><td><ul>
76<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
77 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
78<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
79 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 80<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 81</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 82<br><br>
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84553b52 842019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 85<br>
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86<table><tr><td><ul>
87<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
88<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
89<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
90<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
91<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
92<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
93</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 962019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 97<br>
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98<table><tr><td><ul>
99<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 100<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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101<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
102 same overflow line.</li>
103</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 1062019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 107<br>
f5d848f8 108<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 109<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 110 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 111 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 112<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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113<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
114 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
115<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 116<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 117<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 118<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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119<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
120<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
121</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 1242019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 125<br>
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126<table><tr><td><ul>
127<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
128<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
129<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
130<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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131<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
132<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
133<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
134<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 135<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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136<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
137<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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138<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
139<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 140<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 141<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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142<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
143<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
144 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
145<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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146<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
147<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
148<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 149</ul></td></tr></table>
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1542018 November 11
155
156GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
157for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
158always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
159title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
160mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
161for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 162cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 163keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 164hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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165cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
166renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
167'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
168reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
169customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
170use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
171in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
172be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
173resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
174F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
175word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
176and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
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1802018 September 18
181
182GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
183misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
184does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
185when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
186and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
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1902018 September 9
191
192GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
193reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
194speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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195boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
196word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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197to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
198placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
199makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
200number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
201files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
202'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
203'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
204Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
205the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
206menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 207a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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208a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
209sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
210rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
211bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
212'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
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2162018 June 2
217
218GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
219buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
220(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
221better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
222justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
223of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
224about the number of lines written also when prepending or
225appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
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2292018 May 15
230
231GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
232for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
233ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
234the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
235buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
236until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
237renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
238'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
239corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
240
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244
245GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
246makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
247of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
248for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
249go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
250after an external spell check of a selected region, always
251accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
252any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
253
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257
258GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
259and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
260keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
261keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
262This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
263which gives the default foreground or background color,
264which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
265painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
266a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
267mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
268slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
269used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
270file names.
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2742018 March 8
275
276GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
277(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
278the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
279those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 280makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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281row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
282file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
283cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
284cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
285spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
286names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
287and six deprecated bindable function names.
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292
293GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
294that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
295it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
296work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
297adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
298recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
299no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
aa32601b 300whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
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301replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
302pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
303a needed color change when a line contains a start match
304but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
305other small fry.
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3092018 January 2
310
311GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
312state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
313somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
314linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
315the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
316the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
317now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
318(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
319to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 320&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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321allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
322region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
323or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
324the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
325(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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3292017 November 27
330
331GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
332is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
333region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
334when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
335strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
336at line 1, column 1.
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3402017 November 18
341
342GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
343replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
344to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
345useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
346saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
347forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
348more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
349Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
350options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
351makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
352$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
353for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
354commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
355file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
356
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3592017 August 27
360
361GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
362wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
363more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
364allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
365in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
366scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
367Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
368fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
369and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
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374
2031a280 375GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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376to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
377instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
378be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
379together with the softwrap option. This release further
380fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
381failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
382files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
383(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
384
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388
389GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
390a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
391negative line and column numbers on the command line,
392avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
393in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
394mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
395have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
396
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3992017 May 21
400
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401GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
402man page again.
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4062017 May 18
407
408GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
409during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
410and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
411searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 412asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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4162017 May 4
417
418GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
419the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
420it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
421of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
422without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
423the screen twice when switching between buffers while
424line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
425bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
426translation updates for fifteen languages.
427
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431
432GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
433on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
434double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 435shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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436across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
437the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
438of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
439only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
440go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
441support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
442linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
443an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
444in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
445
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4482017 March 31
449
450GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
451softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
452visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
453logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
454the start and end of a row, and only when already
455there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
456Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
457of always per logical line. On an entirely different
458front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
459on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
460changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
461new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
462was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
463David Ramsey.
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4672017 February 23
468
469GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
470the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
471when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
472involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
473does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
474no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
475softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
476startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
477standard input. Come tickle my ears.
478
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482
483GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
484manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
485sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
486more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
487softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
488system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 489the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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494
495GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
496your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
497newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
498between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
499makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
500Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
501in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
502typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
503Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
504unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
505Tastes great with thick butter.
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511GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
512the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
513a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
514the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
515related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
516use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
517VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
518during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
519an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
520region after an external spell check, and improves a few
521other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
522run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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528GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
529ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
530be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
531or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
532M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
533option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
534some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
535in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
536as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
537read into it. Come and check it out!
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543GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
544selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
545Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
546terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
547the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
548but it's time to get it out there.
549
550With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
551we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
552back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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558nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
559a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
560first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
561holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
562(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
563in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
564a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
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571nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
572keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
573of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
574characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
575word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
576input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
577must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
578window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
579having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
580anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
581improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
582Come get your hair tousled!
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588nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
589adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
590with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
591includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
592bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
593even worth mentioning).
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599nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
600some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
601the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
602checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
603default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
604shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
605is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
606there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
607when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
608on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
609and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
610things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
611
612And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
613Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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