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11<br><br>
12<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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202020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
21<br>
22<table><tr><td>
23 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
24 after undoing an <Enter> at the end of leading whitespace.
25</td></tr></table>
26<br><br>
27
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282020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
29<br>
30<table><tr><td>
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31 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
32 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
33 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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35<br><br>
36
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372020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
38<br>
39<table><tr><td><ul>
40<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
41 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
42<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
43<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
44<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
45 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
46<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
47<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
48 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
49</ul></td></tr></table>
50<br><br>
51
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522020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
53<br>
54<table><tr><td><ul>
55<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
56 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
57<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
58 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
59<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
60 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
61 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
62<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
63 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
64<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
65 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
66</ul></td></tr></table>
67<br><br>
68
21d362bb 692019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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70<br>
71<table><tr><td><ul>
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72<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
73 on different lines.</li>
74<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
75 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
76<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
77 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
78<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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79</ul></td></tr></table>
80<br><br>
21d362bb 81
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822019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
83<br>
84<table><tr><td><ul>
85<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
86 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
87 the buffer.</li>
36934144 88<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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89 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
90<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
91 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
92</ul></td></tr></table>
93<br><br>
94
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952019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
96<br>
97<table><tr><td><ul>
98<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
99 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
100<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
101<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
102</ul></td></tr></table>
103<br><br>
104
ae82a2d1 1052019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 106<br>
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107<table><tr><td><ul>
108<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
109 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
110<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
111 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 112<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 113</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 114<br><br>
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84553b52 1162019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 117<br>
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118<table><tr><td><ul>
119<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
120<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
121<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
122<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
123<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
124<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
125</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 126<br><br>
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933f5300 1282019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 129<br>
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130<table><tr><td><ul>
131<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 132<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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133<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
134 same overflow line.</li>
135</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 136<br><br>
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933f5300 1382019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 139<br>
f5d848f8 140<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 141<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 142 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 143 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 144<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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145<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
146 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
147<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 148<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 149<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 150<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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151<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
152<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
153</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 154<br><br>
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933f5300 1562019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 157<br>
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158<table><tr><td><ul>
159<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
160<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
161<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
162<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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163<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
164<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
165<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
166<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 167<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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168<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
169<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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170<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
171<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 172<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 173<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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174<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
175<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
176 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
177<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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178<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
179<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
180<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 181</ul></td></tr></table>
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1862018 November 11
187
188GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
189for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
190always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
191title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
192mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
193for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 194cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 195keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 196hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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197cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
198renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
199'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
200reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
201customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
202use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
203in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
204be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
205resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
206F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
207word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
208and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
209
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2122018 September 18
213
214GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
215misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
216does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
217when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
218and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
219
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223
224GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
225reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
226speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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227boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
228word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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229to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
230placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
231makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
232number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
233files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
234'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
235'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
236Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
237the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
238menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 239a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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240a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
241sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
242rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
243bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
244'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
245
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2482018 June 2
249
250GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
251buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
252(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
253better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
254justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
255of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
256about the number of lines written also when prepending or
257appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
258
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262
263GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
264for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
265ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
266the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
267buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
268until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
269renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
270'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
271corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
272
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276
277GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
278makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
279of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
280for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
281go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
282after an external spell check of a selected region, always
283accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
284any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
285
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289
290GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
291and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
292keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
293keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
294This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
295which gives the default foreground or background color,
296which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
297painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
298a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
299mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
300slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
301used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
302file names.
303
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3062018 March 8
307
308GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
309(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
310the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
311those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 312makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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313row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
314file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
315cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
316cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
317spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
318names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
319and six deprecated bindable function names.
320
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324
325GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
326that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
327it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
328work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
329adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
330recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
331no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
aa32601b 332whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
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333replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
334pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
335a needed color change when a line contains a start match
336but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
337other small fry.
338
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342
343GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
344state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
345somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
346linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
347the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
348the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
349now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
350(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
351to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 352&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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353allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
354region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
355or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
356the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
357(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
358
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362
363GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
364is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
365region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
366when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
367strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
368at line 1, column 1.
369
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3722017 November 18
373
374GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
375replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
376to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
377useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
378saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
379forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
380more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
381Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
382options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
383makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
384$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
385for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
386commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
387file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
388
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392
393GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
394wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
395more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
396allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
397in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
398scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
399Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
400fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
401and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
402
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4052017 July 21
406
2031a280 407GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
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408to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
409instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
410be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
411together with the softwrap option. This release further
412fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
413failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
414files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
415(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
416
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420
421GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
422a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
423negative line and column numbers on the command line,
424avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
425in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
426mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
427have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
428
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432
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433GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
434man page again.
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4382017 May 18
439
440GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
441during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
442and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
443searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 444asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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4482017 May 4
449
450GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
451the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
452it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
453of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
454without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
455the screen twice when switching between buffers while
456line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
457bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
458translation updates for fifteen languages.
459
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463
464GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
465on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
466double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 467shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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468across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
469the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
470of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
471only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
472go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
473support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
474linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
475an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
476in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
477
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481
482GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
483softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
484visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
485logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
486the start and end of a row, and only when already
487there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
488Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
489of always per logical line. On an entirely different
490front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
491on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
492changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
493new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
494was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
495David Ramsey.
496
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500
501GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
502the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
503when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
504involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
505does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
506no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
507softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
508startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
509standard input. Come tickle my ears.
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515GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
516manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
517sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
518more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
519softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
520system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
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527GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
528your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
529newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
530between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
531makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
532Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
533in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
534typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
535Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
536unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
537Tastes great with thick butter.
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543GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
544the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
545a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
546the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
547related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
548use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
549VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
550during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
551an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
552region after an external spell check, and improves a few
553other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
554run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
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560GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
561ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
562be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
563or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
564M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
565option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
566some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
567in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
568as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
569read into it. Come and check it out!
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575GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
576selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
577Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
578terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
579the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
580but it's time to get it out there.
581
582With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
583we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
584back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
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590nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
591a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
592first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
593holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
594(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
595in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
596a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
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603nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
604keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
605of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
606characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
607word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
608input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
609must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
610window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
611having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
612anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
613improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
614Come get your hair tousled!
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620nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
621adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
622with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
623includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
624bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
625even worth mentioning).
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631nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
632some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
633the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
634checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
635default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
636shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
637is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
638there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
639when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
640on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
641and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
642things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
643
644And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
645Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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