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10<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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182021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
19<br>
20<table><tr><td><ul>
21<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
22<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
23 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
24<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
25 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
26 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
27</ul></td></tr></table>
28<br><br>
29
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302021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
31<br>
32<table><tr><td><ul>
33<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
34<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
35</ul></td></tr></table>
36<br><br>
37
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382021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
39<br>
40<table><tr><td><ul>
41<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
42 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
43 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
44 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 45 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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46<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
47<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
48 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
49 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
50<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
51 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
52</ul></td></tr></table>
53<br><br>
54
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552021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
56<br>
57<table><tr><td><ul>
58<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
59 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
60 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
61 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
62 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
63 that is above the cursor.</li>
64<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
65 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
66 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
67<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
68 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
69 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
70 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
71<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
72 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
73<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
74</ul></td></tr></table>
75<br><br>
76
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772020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
78<br>
79<table><tr><td><ul>
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80<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
81 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
82 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
83 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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84</ul></td></tr></table>
85<br><br>
86
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872020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
88<br>
89<table><tr><td><ul>
90<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
91 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
92 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
93 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
94<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
95 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
96 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
97 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
98<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
99</ul></td></tr></table>
100<br><br>
101
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1022020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
103<br>
104<table><tr><td><ul>
105<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
106<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
107<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
108<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
109</ul></td></tr></table>
110<br><br>
111
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1122020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
113<br>
114<table><tr><td><ul>
115<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
116<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
117 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
118 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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119<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
120 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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121<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
122<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
123</ul></td></tr></table>
124<br><br>
125
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1262020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
127<br>
128<table><tr><td><ul>
129<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
130 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
131 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
132<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
133 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
134 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
135<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
136 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
137 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
138 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
139<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
140 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
141 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
142<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
143 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
144 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
145<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
146 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
147<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
148 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
149<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
150<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 151<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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152 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
153<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
154 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
155<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
156<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
157<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
158<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 159 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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160<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
161<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
162<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
163<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
164 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
165 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
166<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
167</ul></td></tr></table>
168<br><br>
169
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1702020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
171<br><br>
172<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 173 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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174 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
175</td></tr></table>
176<br><br>
177
c78fafd2 1782020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 179<br><br>
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180<table><tr><td>
181 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 182 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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183</td></tr></table>
184<br><br>
185
cded4212 1862020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 187<br><br>
cded4212 188<table><tr><td>
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189 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
190 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
191 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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193<br><br>
194
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1952020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
196<br>
197<table><tr><td><ul>
198<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
199 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
200<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
201<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
202<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
203 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
204<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
205<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
206 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
207</ul></td></tr></table>
208<br><br>
209
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2102020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
211<br>
212<table><tr><td><ul>
213<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
214 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
215<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
216 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
217<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
218 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
219 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
220<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
221 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
222<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
223 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
224</ul></td></tr></table>
225<br><br>
226
21d362bb 2272019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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228<br>
229<table><tr><td><ul>
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230<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
231 on different lines.</li>
232<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
233 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
234<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
235 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
236<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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238<br><br>
21d362bb 239
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2402019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
241<br>
242<table><tr><td><ul>
243<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
244 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
245 the buffer.</li>
36934144 246<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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247 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
248<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
249 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
250</ul></td></tr></table>
251<br><br>
252
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2532019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
254<br>
255<table><tr><td><ul>
256<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
257 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
258<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
259<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
260</ul></td></tr></table>
261<br><br>
262
ae82a2d1 2632019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 264<br>
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265<table><tr><td><ul>
266<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
267 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
268<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
269 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 270<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 271</ul></td></tr></table>
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84553b52 2742019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 275<br>
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276<table><tr><td><ul>
277<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
c0610592 278<li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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279<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
280<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
281<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
282<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
283<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
284</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 285<br><br>
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933f5300 2872019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 288<br>
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289<table><tr><td><ul>
290<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 291<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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292<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
293 same overflow line.</li>
294</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2972019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 298<br>
f5d848f8 299<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 300<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 301 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 302 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 303<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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304<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
305 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
306<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 307<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 308<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 309<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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310<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
311<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
312</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3152019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 316<br>
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317<table><tr><td><ul>
318<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
319<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
320<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
321<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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322<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
323<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
324<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
325<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 326<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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327<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
328<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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329<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
330<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 331<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 332<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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333<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
334<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
335 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
336<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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337<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
338<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
339<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 340</ul></td></tr></table>
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3452018 November 11
346
347GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
348for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
349always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
350title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
351mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
352for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 353cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 354keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 355hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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356cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
357renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
358'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
359reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
360customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
361use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
362in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
363be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
364resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
365F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
366word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
367and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
368
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372
373GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
374misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
375does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
376when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
377and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
378
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380
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3812018 September 9
382
383GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
384reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
385speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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386boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
387word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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388to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
389placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
390makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
391number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
392files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
393'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
394'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
395Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
396the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
397menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 398a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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399a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
400sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
401rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
402bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
403'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
404
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408
409GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
410buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
411(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
412better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
413justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
414of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
415about the number of lines written also when prepending or
416appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
417
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4202018 May 15
421
422GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
423for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
424ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
425the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
426buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
427until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
428renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
429'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
430corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
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435
436GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
437makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
438of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
439for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
440go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
441after an external spell check of a selected region, always
442accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
443any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
444
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448
449GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
450and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
451keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
452keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
453This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
454which gives the default foreground or background color,
455which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
456painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
457a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
458mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
459slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
460used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
461file names.
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466
467GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
468(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
469the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
470those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 471makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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473file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
474cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
475cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
476spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
477names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
478and six deprecated bindable function names.
479
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483
484GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
485that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
486it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
487work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
488adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
489recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
490no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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493pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
494a needed color change when a line contains a start match
495but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
496other small fry.
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501
502GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
503state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
504somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
505linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
506the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
507the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
508now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
509(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
510to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 511&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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513region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
514or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
515the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
516(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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521
522GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
523is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
524region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
525when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
526strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
527at line 1, column 1.
528
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533GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
534replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
535to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
536useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
537saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
538forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
539more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
540Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
541options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
542makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
543$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
544for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
545commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
546file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
547
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551
552GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
553wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
554more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
555allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
556in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
557scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
558Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
559fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
560and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
561
562
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565
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568instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
569be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
570together with the softwrap option. This release further
571fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
572failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
573files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
574(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
575
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579
580GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
581a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
582negative line and column numbers on the command line,
583avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
584in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
585mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
586have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
587
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591
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593man page again.
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598
599GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
600during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
601and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
602searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 603asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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608
609GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
610the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
611it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
612of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
613without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
614the screen twice when switching between buffers while
615line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
616bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
617translation updates for fifteen languages.
618
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622
623GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
624on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
625double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
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628the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
629of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
630only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
631go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
632support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
633linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
634an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
635in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
636
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640
641GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
642softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
643visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
644logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
645the start and end of a row, and only when already
646there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
647Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
648of always per logical line. On an entirely different
649front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
650on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
651changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
652new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
653was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
654David Ramsey.
655
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659
660GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
661the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
662when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
663involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
664does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
665no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
666softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
667startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
668standard input. Come tickle my ears.
669
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673
674GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
675manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
676sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
677more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
678softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
679system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 680the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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685
686GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
687your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
688newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
689between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
690makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
691Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
692in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
693typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
694Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
695unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
696Tastes great with thick butter.
697
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701
702GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
703the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
704a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
705the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
706related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
707use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
708VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
709during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
710an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
711region after an external spell check, and improves a few
712other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
713run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
714
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718
719GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
720ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
721be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
722or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
723M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
724option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
725some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
726in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
727as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
728read into it. Come and check it out!
729
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733
734GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
735selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
736Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
737terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
738the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
739but it's time to get it out there.
740
741With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
742we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
743back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
744
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748
749nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
750a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
751first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
752holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
753(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
754in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
755a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 756bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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761
762nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
763keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
764of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
765characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
766word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
767input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
768must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
769window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
770having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
771anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
772improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
773Come get your hair tousled!
774
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778
779nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
780adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
781with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
782includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
783bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
784even worth mentioning).
785
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789
790nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
791some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
792the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
793checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
794default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
795shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
796is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
797there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
798when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
799on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
800and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
801things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
802
803And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
804Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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