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12<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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202021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
21<br>
22<table><tr><td><ul>
23<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
24<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
25 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
26<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
27 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
28 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
29</ul></td></tr></table>
30<br><br>
31
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322021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
33<br>
34<table><tr><td><ul>
35<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
36<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
37</ul></td></tr></table>
38<br><br>
39
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402021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
41<br>
42<table><tr><td><ul>
43<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
44 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
45 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
46 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 47 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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48<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
49<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
50 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
51 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
52<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
53 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
54</ul></td></tr></table>
55<br><br>
56
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572021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
58<br>
59<table><tr><td><ul>
60<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
61 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
62 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
63 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
64 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
65 that is above the cursor.</li>
66<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
67 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
68 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
69<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
70 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
71 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
72 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
73<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
74 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
75<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
76</ul></td></tr></table>
77<br><br>
78
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792020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
80<br>
81<table><tr><td><ul>
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82<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
83 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
84 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
85 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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86</ul></td></tr></table>
87<br><br>
88
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892020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
90<br>
91<table><tr><td><ul>
92<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
93 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
94 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
95 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
96<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
97 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
98 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
99 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
100<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
101</ul></td></tr></table>
102<br><br>
103
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1042020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
105<br>
106<table><tr><td><ul>
107<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
108<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
109<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
110<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
111</ul></td></tr></table>
112<br><br>
113
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1142020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
115<br>
116<table><tr><td><ul>
117<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
118<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
119 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
120 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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121<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
122 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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123<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
124<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
125</ul></td></tr></table>
126<br><br>
127
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1282020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
129<br>
130<table><tr><td><ul>
131<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
132 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
133 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
134<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
135 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
136 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
137<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
138 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
139 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
140 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
141<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
142 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
143 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
144<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
145 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
146 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
147<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
148 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
149<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
150 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
151<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
152<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 153<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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154 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
155<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
156 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
157<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
158<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
159<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
160<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 161 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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162<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
163<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
164<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
165<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
166 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
167 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
168<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
169</ul></td></tr></table>
170<br><br>
171
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1722020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
173<br><br>
174<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 175 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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176 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
177</td></tr></table>
178<br><br>
179
c78fafd2 1802020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 181<br><br>
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182<table><tr><td>
183 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 184 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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185</td></tr></table>
186<br><br>
187
cded4212 1882020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 189<br><br>
cded4212 190<table><tr><td>
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191 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
192 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
193 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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195<br><br>
196
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1972020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
198<br>
199<table><tr><td><ul>
200<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
201 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
202<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
203<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
204<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
205 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
206<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
207<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
208 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
209</ul></td></tr></table>
210<br><br>
211
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2122020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
213<br>
214<table><tr><td><ul>
215<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
216 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
217<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
218 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
219<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
220 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
221 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
222<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
223 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
224<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
225 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
226</ul></td></tr></table>
227<br><br>
228
21d362bb 2292019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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230<br>
231<table><tr><td><ul>
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232<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
233 on different lines.</li>
234<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
235 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
236<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
237 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
238<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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239</ul></td></tr></table>
240<br><br>
21d362bb 241
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2422019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
243<br>
244<table><tr><td><ul>
245<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
246 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
247 the buffer.</li>
36934144 248<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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249 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
250<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
251 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
252</ul></td></tr></table>
253<br><br>
254
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2552019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
256<br>
257<table><tr><td><ul>
258<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
259 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
260<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
261<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
262</ul></td></tr></table>
263<br><br>
264
ae82a2d1 2652019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 266<br>
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267<table><tr><td><ul>
268<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
269 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
270<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
271 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 272<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 273</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 274<br><br>
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84553b52 2762019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 277<br>
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278<table><tr><td><ul>
279<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
280<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
281<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
282<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
283<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
284<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
285</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2882019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 289<br>
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290<table><tr><td><ul>
291<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 292<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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293<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
294 same overflow line.</li>
295</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2982019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 299<br>
f5d848f8 300<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 301<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 302 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 303 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 304<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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305<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
306 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
307<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 308<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 309<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 310<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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311<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
312<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
313</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3162019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 317<br>
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318<table><tr><td><ul>
319<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
320<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
321<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
322<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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323<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
324<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
325<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
326<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 327<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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328<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
329<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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330<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
331<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 332<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 333<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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334<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
335<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
336 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
337<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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338<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
339<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
340<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 341</ul></td></tr></table>
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3462018 November 11
347
348GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
349for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
350always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
351title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
352mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
353for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 354cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 355keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 356hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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357cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
358renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
359'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
360reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
361customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
362use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
363in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
364be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
365resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
366F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
367word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
368and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
369
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3722018 September 18
373
374GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
375misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
376does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
377when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
378and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
379
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3822018 September 9
383
384GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
385reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
386speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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387boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
388word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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389to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
390placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
391makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
392number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
393files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
394'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
395'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
396Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
397the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
398menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 399a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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400a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
401sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
402rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
403bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
404'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
405
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4082018 June 2
409
410GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
411buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
412(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
413better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
414justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
415of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
416about the number of lines written also when prepending or
417appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
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422
423GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
424for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
425ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
426the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
427buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
428until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
429renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
430'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
431corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
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436
437GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
438makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
439of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
440for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
441go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
442after an external spell check of a selected region, always
443accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
444any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
445
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449
450GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
451and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
452keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
453keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
454This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
455which gives the default foreground or background color,
456which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
457painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
458a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
459mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
460slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
461used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
462file names.
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467
468GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
469(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
470the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
471those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 472makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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474file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
475cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
476cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
477spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
478names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
479and six deprecated bindable function names.
480
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484
485GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
486that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
487it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
488work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
489adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
490recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
491no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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494pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
495a needed color change when a line contains a start match
496but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
497other small fry.
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502
503GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
504state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
505somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
506linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
507the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
508the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
509now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
510(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
511to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 512&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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514region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
515or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
516the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
517(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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522
523GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
524is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
525region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
526when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
527strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
528at line 1, column 1.
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533
534GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
535replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
536to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
537useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
538saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
539forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
540more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
541Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
542options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
543makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
544$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
545for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
546commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
547file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
548
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552
553GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
554wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
555more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
556allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
557in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
558scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
559Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
560fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
561and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
562
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566
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569instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
570be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
571together with the softwrap option. This release further
572fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
573failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
574files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
575(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
576
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580
581GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
582a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
583negative line and column numbers on the command line,
584avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
585in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
586mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
587have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
588
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592
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594man page again.
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599
600GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
601during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
602and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
603searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 604asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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609
610GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
611the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
612it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
613of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
614without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
615the screen twice when switching between buffers while
616line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
617bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
618translation updates for fifteen languages.
619
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623
624GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
625on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
626double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
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629the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
630of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
631only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
632go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
633support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
634linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
635an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
636in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
637
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641
642GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
643softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
644visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
645logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
646the start and end of a row, and only when already
647there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
648Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
649of always per logical line. On an entirely different
650front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
651on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
652changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
653new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
654was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
655David Ramsey.
656
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660
661GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
662the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
663when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
664involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
665does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
666no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
667softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
668startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
669standard input. Come tickle my ears.
670
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674
675GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
676manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
677sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
678more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
679softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
680system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 681the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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687GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
688your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
689newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
690between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
691makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
692Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
693in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
694typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
695Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
696unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
697Tastes great with thick butter.
698
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702
703GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
704the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
705a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
706the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
707related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
708use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
709VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
710during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
711an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
712region after an external spell check, and improves a few
713other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
714run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
715
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719
720GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
721ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
722be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
723or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
724M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
725option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
726some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
727in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
728as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
729read into it. Come and check it out!
730
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735GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
736selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
737Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
738terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
739the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
740but it's time to get it out there.
741
742With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
743we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
744back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
745
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749
750nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
751a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
752first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
753holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
754(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
755in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
756a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 757bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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763nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
764keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
765of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
766characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
767word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
768input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
769must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
770window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
771having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
772anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
773improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
774Come get your hair tousled!
775
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779
780nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
781adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
782with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
783includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
784bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
785even worth mentioning).
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791nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
792some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
793the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
794checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
795default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
796shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
797is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
798there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
799when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
800on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
801and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
802things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
803
804And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
805Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
806
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