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12<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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202020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
21<br>
22<table><tr><td><ul>
23<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
24 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
25<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
26<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
27<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
28 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
29<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
30<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
31 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
32</ul></td></tr></table>
33<br><br>
34
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352020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
36<br>
37<table><tr><td><ul>
38<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
39 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
40<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
41 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
42<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
43 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
44 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
45<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
46 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
47<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
48 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
49</ul></td></tr></table>
50<br><br>
51
21d362bb 522019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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53<br>
54<table><tr><td><ul>
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55<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
56 on different lines.</li>
57<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
58 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
59<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
60 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
61<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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62</ul></td></tr></table>
63<br><br>
21d362bb 64
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652019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
66<br>
67<table><tr><td><ul>
68<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
69 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
70 the buffer.</li>
36934144 71<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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72 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
73<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
74 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
75</ul></td></tr></table>
76<br><br>
77
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782019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
79<br>
80<table><tr><td><ul>
81<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
82 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
83<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
84<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
85</ul></td></tr></table>
86<br><br>
87
ae82a2d1 882019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 89<br>
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90<table><tr><td><ul>
91<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
92 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
93<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
94 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 95<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 96</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 97<br><br>
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84553b52 992019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 100<br>
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101<table><tr><td><ul>
102<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
103<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
104<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
105<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
106<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
107<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
108</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 1112019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 112<br>
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113<table><tr><td><ul>
114<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 115<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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116<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
117 same overflow line.</li>
118</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 1212019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 122<br>
f5d848f8 123<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 124<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 125 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 126 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 127<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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128<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
129 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
130<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 131<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 132<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 133<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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134<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
135<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
136</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 1392019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 140<br>
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141<table><tr><td><ul>
142<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
143<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
144<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
145<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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146<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
147<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
148<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
149<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 150<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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151<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
152<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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153<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
154<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 155<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 156<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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157<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
158<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
159 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
160<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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161<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
162<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
163<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 164</ul></td></tr></table>
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1692018 November 11
170
171GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
172for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
173always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
174title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
175mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
176for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 177cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 178keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 179hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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180cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
181renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
182'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
183reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
184customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
185use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
186in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
187be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
188resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
189F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
190word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
191and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
192
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1952018 September 18
196
197GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
198misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
199does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
200when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
201and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
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2052018 September 9
206
207GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
208reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
209speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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210boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
211word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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212to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
213placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
214makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
215number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
216files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
217'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
218'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
219Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
220the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
221menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 222a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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223a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
224sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
225rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
226bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
227'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
228
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2312018 June 2
232
233GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
234buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
235(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
236better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
237justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
238of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
239about the number of lines written also when prepending or
240appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
241
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2442018 May 15
245
246GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
247for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
248ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
249the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
250buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
251until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
252renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
253'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
254corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
255
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2582018 April 27
259
260GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
261makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
262of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
263for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
264go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
265after an external spell check of a selected region, always
266accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
267any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
268
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272
273GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
274and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
275keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
276keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
277This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
278which gives the default foreground or background color,
279which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
280painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
281a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
282mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
283slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
284used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
285file names.
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2892018 March 8
290
291GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
292(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
293the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
294those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 295makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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296row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
297file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
298cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
299cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
300spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
301names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
302and six deprecated bindable function names.
303
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307
308GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
309that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
310it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
311work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
312adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
313recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
314no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
aa32601b 315whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
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316replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
317pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
318a needed color change when a line contains a start match
319but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
320other small fry.
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3242018 January 2
325
326GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
327state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
328somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
329linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
330the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
331the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
332now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
333(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
334to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 335&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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336allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
337region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
338or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
339the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
340(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
341
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345
346GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
347is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
348region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
349when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
350strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
351at line 1, column 1.
352
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3552017 November 18
356
357GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
358replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
359to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
360useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
361saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
362forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
363more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
364Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
365options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
366makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
367$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
368for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
369commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
370file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
371
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3742017 August 27
375
376GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
377wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
378more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
379allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
380in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
381scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
382Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
383fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
384and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
385
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3882017 July 21
389
2031a280 390GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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391to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
392instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
393be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
394together with the softwrap option. This release further
395fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
396failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
397files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
398(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
399
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4022017 June 25
403
404GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
405a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
406negative line and column numbers on the command line,
407avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
408in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
409mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
410have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
411
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4142017 May 21
415
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416GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
417man page again.
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422
423GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
424during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
425and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
426searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 427asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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432
433GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
434the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
435it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
436of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
437without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
438the screen twice when switching between buffers while
439line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
440bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
441translation updates for fifteen languages.
442
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446
447GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
448on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
449double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 450shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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451across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
452the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
453of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
454only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
455go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
456support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
457linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
458an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
459in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
460
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464
465GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
466softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
467visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
468logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
469the start and end of a row, and only when already
470there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
471Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
472of always per logical line. On an entirely different
473front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
474on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
475changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
476new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
477was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
478David Ramsey.
479
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483
484GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
485the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
486when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
487involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
488does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
489no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
490softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
491startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
492standard input. Come tickle my ears.
493
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497
498GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
499manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
500sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
501more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
502softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
503system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 504the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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509
510GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
511your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
512newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
513between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
514makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
515Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
516in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
517typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
518Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
519unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
520Tastes great with thick butter.
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526GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
527the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
528a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
529the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
530related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
531use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
532VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
533during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
534an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
535region after an external spell check, and improves a few
536other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
537run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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543GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
544ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
545be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
546or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
547M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
548option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
549some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
550in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
551as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
552read into it. Come and check it out!
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558GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
559selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
560Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
561terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
562the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
563but it's time to get it out there.
564
565With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
566we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
567back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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573nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
574a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
575first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
576holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
577(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
578in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
579a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
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586nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
587keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
588of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
589characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
590word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
591input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
592must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
593window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
594having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
595anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
596improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
597Come get your hair tousled!
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603nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
604adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
605with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
606includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
607bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
608even worth mentioning).
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614nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
615some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
616the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
617checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
618default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
619shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
620is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
621there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
622when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
623on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
624and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
625things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
626
627And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
628Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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