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7<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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31d85dce 152021 October 6 - <b>GNU nano 5.9</b> "El manicomio ha decidido: ma&ntilde;ana sol!"
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16<br>
17<table><tr><td><ul>
18<li>The extension of a filename is added to the name of a corresponding<br>
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19 temporary file, so that spell checking a C file, for example, will check<br>
20 only the comments and strings (when using 'aspell').</li>
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21<li>The process number is added to the name of an emergency save file,<br>
22 so that when multiple nanos die they will not fight over a filename.</li>
23<li>Undoing a cutting operation will restore an anchor that was located<br>
24 in the cut area to its original line.</li>
e28fd2ae 25<li>When using <tt>--locking</tt>, saving a new buffer will create a lock file.</li>
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26<li>Syntax highlighting for YAML files has been added.</li>
27</ul></td></tr></table>
28<br><br>
29
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302021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
31<br>
32<table><tr><td><ul>
33<li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
34 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
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35<li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
36 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
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37<li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
38<li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
39<li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
40</ul></td></tr></table>
41<br><br>
42
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432021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
44<br>
45<table><tr><td><ul>
46<li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
47<li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
48 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
49<li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
50 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
51 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
52</ul></td></tr></table>
53<br><br>
54
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552021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
56<br>
57<table><tr><td><ul>
58<li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
59<li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
60</ul></td></tr></table>
61<br><br>
62
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632021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
64<br>
65<table><tr><td><ul>
66<li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
67 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
68 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
69 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
85194e5b 70 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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71<li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
72<li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
73 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
74 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
75<li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
76 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
77</ul></td></tr></table>
78<br><br>
79
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802021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
81<br>
82<table><tr><td><ul>
83<li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
84 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
85 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
86 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
87 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
88 that is above the cursor.</li>
89<li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
90 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
91 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
92<li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
93 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
94 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
95 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
96<li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
97 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
98<li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
99</ul></td></tr></table>
100<br><br>
101
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1022020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
103<br>
104<table><tr><td><ul>
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105<li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
106 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
107 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
108 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
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109</ul></td></tr></table>
110<br><br>
111
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1122020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
113<br>
114<table><tr><td><ul>
115<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
116 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
117 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
118 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
119<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
120 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
121 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
122 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
123<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
124</ul></td></tr></table>
125<br><br>
126
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1272020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
128<br>
129<table><tr><td><ul>
130<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
131<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
132<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
133<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
134</ul></td></tr></table>
135<br><br>
136
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1372020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
138<br>
139<table><tr><td><ul>
140<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
141<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
142 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
143 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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144<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
145 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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146<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
147<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
148</ul></td></tr></table>
149<br><br>
150
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1512020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
152<br>
153<table><tr><td><ul>
154<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
155 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
156 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
157<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
158 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
159 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
160<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
161 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
162 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
163 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
164<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
165 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
166 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
167<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
168 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
169 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
170<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
171 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
172<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
173 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
174<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
175<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 176<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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177 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
178<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
179 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
180<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
181<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
182<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
183<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 184 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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185<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
186<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
187<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
188<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
189 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
190 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
191<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
192</ul></td></tr></table>
193<br><br>
194
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1952020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
196<br><br>
197<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 198 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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199 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
200</td></tr></table>
201<br><br>
202
c78fafd2 2032020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 204<br><br>
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205<table><tr><td>
206 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 207 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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209<br><br>
210
cded4212 2112020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 212<br><br>
cded4212 213<table><tr><td>
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214 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
215 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
216 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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218<br><br>
219
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2202020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
221<br>
222<table><tr><td><ul>
223<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
224 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
225<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
226<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
227<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
228 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
229<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
230<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
231 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
232</ul></td></tr></table>
233<br><br>
234
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2352020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
236<br>
237<table><tr><td><ul>
238<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
239 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
240<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
241 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
242<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
243 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
244 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
245<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
246 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
247<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
248 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
249</ul></td></tr></table>
250<br><br>
251
21d362bb 2522019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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254<table><tr><td><ul>
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255<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
256 on different lines.</li>
257<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
258 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
259<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
260 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
261<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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263<br><br>
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2652019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
266<br>
267<table><tr><td><ul>
268<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
269 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
270 the buffer.</li>
36934144 271<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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272 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
273<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
274 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
275</ul></td></tr></table>
276<br><br>
277
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2782019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
279<br>
280<table><tr><td><ul>
281<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
282 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
283<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
284<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
285</ul></td></tr></table>
286<br><br>
287
ae82a2d1 2882019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 289<br>
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290<table><tr><td><ul>
291<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
292 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
293<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
294 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 295<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 296</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 297<br><br>
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84553b52 2992019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 300<br>
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301<table><tr><td><ul>
302<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
c0610592 303<li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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304<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
305<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
306<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
307<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
308<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
309</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3122019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 313<br>
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314<table><tr><td><ul>
315<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 316<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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317<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
318 same overflow line.</li>
319</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 3222019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 323<br>
f5d848f8 324<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 325<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 326 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 327 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 328<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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329<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
330 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
331<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 332<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 333<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 334<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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335<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
336<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
337</ul></td></tr></table>
fcb625d4 338<br><br>
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933f5300 3402019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 341<br>
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342<table><tr><td><ul>
343<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
344<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
345<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
346<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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347<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
348<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
349<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
350<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 351<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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352<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
353<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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355<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 356<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 357<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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358<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
359<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
360 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
361<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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362<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
363<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
364<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 365</ul></td></tr></table>
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3702018 November 11
371
372GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
373for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
374always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
375title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
376mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
377for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 378cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 379keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 380hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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381cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
382renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
383'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
384reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
385customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
386use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
387in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
388be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
389resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
390F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
391word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
392and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
393
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397
398GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
399misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
400does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
401when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
402and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
403
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407
408GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
409reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
410speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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412word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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414placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
415makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
416number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
417files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
418'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
419'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
420Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
421the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
422menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 423a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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425sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
426rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
427bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
428'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
429
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433
434GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
435buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
436(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
437better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
438justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
439of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
440about the number of lines written also when prepending or
441appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
442
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446
447GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
448for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
449ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
450the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
451buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
452until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
453renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
454'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
455corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
456
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460
461GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
462makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
463of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
464for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
465go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
466after an external spell check of a selected region, always
467accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
468any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
469
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473
474GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
475and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
476keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
477keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
478This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
479which gives the default foreground or background color,
480which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
481painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
482a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
483mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
484slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
485used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
486file names.
487
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491
492GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
493(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
494the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
495those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 496makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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498file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
499cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
500cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
501spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
502names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
503and six deprecated bindable function names.
504
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508
509GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
510that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
511it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
512work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
513adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
514recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
515no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
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518pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
519a needed color change when a line contains a start match
520but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
521other small fry.
522
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526
527GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
528state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
529somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
530linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
531the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
532the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
533now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
534(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
535to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 536&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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538region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
539or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
540the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
541(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
542
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546
547GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
548is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
549region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
550when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
551strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
552at line 1, column 1.
553
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557
558GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
559replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
560to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
561useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
562saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
563forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
564more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
565Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
566options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
567makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
568$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
569for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
570commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
571file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
572
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576
577GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
578wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
579more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
580allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
581in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
582scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
583Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
584fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
585and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
586
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590
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593instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
594be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
595together with the softwrap option. This release further
596fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
597failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
598files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
599(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
600
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604
605GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
606a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
607negative line and column numbers on the command line,
608avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
609in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
610mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
611have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
612
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616
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618man page again.
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623
624GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
625during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
626and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
627searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 628asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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633
634GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
635the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
636it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
637of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
638without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
639the screen twice when switching between buffers while
640line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
641bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
642translation updates for fifteen languages.
643
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647
648GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
649on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
650double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
0a09732f 651shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
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653the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
654of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
655only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
656go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
657support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
658linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
659an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
660in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
661
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665
666GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
667softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
668visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
669logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
670the start and end of a row, and only when already
671there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
672Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
673of always per logical line. On an entirely different
674front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
675on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
676changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
677new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
678was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
679David Ramsey.
680
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684
685GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
686the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
687when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
688involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
689does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
690no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
691softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
692startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
693standard input. Come tickle my ears.
694
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698
699GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
700manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
701sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
702more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
703softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
704system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 705the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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710
711GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
712your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
713newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
714between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
715makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
716Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
717in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
718typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
719Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
720unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
721Tastes great with thick butter.
722
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726
727GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
728the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
729a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
730the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
731related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
732use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
733VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
734during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
735an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
736region after an external spell check, and improves a few
737other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
738run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
739
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743
744GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
745ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
746be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
747or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
748M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
749option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
750some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
751in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
752as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
753read into it. Come and check it out!
754
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758
759GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
760selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
761Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
762terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
763the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
764but it's time to get it out there.
765
766With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
767we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
768back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
769
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773
774nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
775a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
776first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
777holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
778(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
779in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
780a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 781bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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786
787nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
788keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
789of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
790characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
791word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
792input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
793must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
794window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
795having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
796anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
797improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
798Come get your hair tousled!
799
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803
804nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
805adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
806with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
807includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
808bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
809even worth mentioning).
810
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814
815nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
816some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
817the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
818checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
819default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
820shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
821is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
822there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
823when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
824on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
825and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
826things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
827
828And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
829Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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