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12<center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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202020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
21<br>
22<table><tr><td><ul>
23<li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
24 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
25 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
26 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
27<li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
28 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
29 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
30 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
31<li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
32</ul></td></tr></table>
33<br><br>
34
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352020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
36<br>
37<table><tr><td><ul>
38<li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
39<li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
40<li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
41<li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
42</ul></td></tr></table>
43<br><br>
44
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452020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
46<br>
47<table><tr><td><ul>
48<li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
49<li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
50 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
51 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
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52<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
53 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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54<li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
55<li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
56</ul></td></tr></table>
57<br><br>
58
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592020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
60<br>
61<table><tr><td><ul>
62<li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
63 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
64 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
65<li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
66 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
67 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
68<li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
69 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
70 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
71 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
72<li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
73 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
74 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
75<li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
76 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
77 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
78<li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
79 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
80<li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
81 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
82<li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
83<li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
1bfd5748 84<li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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85 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
86<li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
87 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
88<li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
89<li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
90<li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
91<li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
1bfd5748 92 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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93<li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
94<li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
95<li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
96<li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
97 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
98 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
99<li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
100</ul></td></tr></table>
101<br><br>
102
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1032020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
104<br><br>
105<table><tr><td>
bfb390e0 106 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
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107 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
108</td></tr></table>
109<br><br>
110
c78fafd2 1112020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
f0146453 112<br><br>
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113<table><tr><td>
114 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
cba23c33 115 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
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117<br><br>
118
cded4212 1192020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
f0146453 120<br><br>
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122 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
123 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
124 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
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125</td></tr></table>
126<br><br>
127
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1282020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
129<br>
130<table><tr><td><ul>
131<li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
132 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
133<li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
134<li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
135<li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
136 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
137<li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
138<li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
139 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
140</ul></td></tr></table>
141<br><br>
142
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1432020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
144<br>
145<table><tr><td><ul>
146<li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
147 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
148<li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
149 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
150<li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
151 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
152 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
153<li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
154 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
155<li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
156 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
157</ul></td></tr></table>
158<br><br>
159
21d362bb 1602019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
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161<br>
162<table><tr><td><ul>
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163<li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
164 on different lines.</li>
165<li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
166 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
167<li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
168 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
169<li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
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170</ul></td></tr></table>
171<br><br>
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1732019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
174<br>
175<table><tr><td><ul>
176<li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
177 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
178 the buffer.</li>
36934144 179<li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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180 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
181<li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
182 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
183</ul></td></tr></table>
184<br><br>
185
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1862019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
187<br>
188<table><tr><td><ul>
189<li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
190 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
191<li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
192<li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
193</ul></td></tr></table>
194<br><br>
195
ae82a2d1 1962019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
fcb625d4 197<br>
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198<table><tr><td><ul>
199<li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
200 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
201<li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
202 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
a739c60d 203<li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
ae82a2d1 204</ul></td></tr></table>
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84553b52 2072019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
fcb625d4 208<br>
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209<table><tr><td><ul>
210<li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
211<li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
212<li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
213<li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
214<li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
215<li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
216</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2192019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
fcb625d4 220<br>
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221<table><tr><td><ul>
222<li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
094a026a 223<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
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224<li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
225 same overflow line.</li>
226</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2292019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
fcb625d4 230<br>
f5d848f8 231<table><tr><td><ul>
3a9f2f9b 232<li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
f5d848f8 233 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
3a9f2f9b 234 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
094a026a 235<li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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236<li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
237 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
238<li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
094a026a 239<li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
f5d848f8 240<li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
094a026a 241<li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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242<li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
243<li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
244</ul></td></tr></table>
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933f5300 2472019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
fcb625d4 248<br>
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249<table><tr><td><ul>
250<li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
251<li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
252<li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
253<li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
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254<li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
255<li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
256<li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
257<li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
d94a27bb 258<li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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259<li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
260<li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
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261<li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
262<li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
47ae3021 263<li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
616ce731 264<li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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265<li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
266<li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
267 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
268<li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
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269<li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
270<li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
271<li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
e2ca83a4 272</ul></td></tr></table>
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2772018 November 11
278
279GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
280for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
281always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
282title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
283mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
284for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
67c6d961 285cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
eb64fc57 286keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
67c6d961 287hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
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288cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
289renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
290'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
291reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
292customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
293use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
294in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
295be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
296resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
297F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
298word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
299and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
300
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304
305GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
306misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
307does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
308when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
309and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
310
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3132018 September 9
314
315GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
316reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
317speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
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318boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
319word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
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320to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
321placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
322makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
323number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
324files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
325'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
326'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
327Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
328the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
329menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
0c351168 330a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
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331a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
332sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
333rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
334bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
335'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
336
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3392018 June 2
340
341GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
342buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
343(^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
344better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
345justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
346of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
347about the number of lines written also when prepending or
348appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
349
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3522018 May 15
353
354GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
355for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
356ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
357the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
358buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
359until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
360renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
361'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
362corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
363
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3662018 April 27
367
368GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
369makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
370of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
371for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
372go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
373after an external spell check of a selected region, always
374accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
375any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
376
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3792018 March 29
380
381GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
382and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
383keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
384keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
385This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
386which gives the default foreground or background color,
387which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
388painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
389a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
390mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
391slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
392used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
393file names.
394
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398
399GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
400(any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
401the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
402those error messages by default in bright white on red,
0c351168 403makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
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404row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
405file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
406cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
407cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
408spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
409names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
410and six deprecated bindable function names.
411
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4142018 January 29
415
416GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
417that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
418it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
419work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
420adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
421recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
422no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
aa32601b 423whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
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424replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
425pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
426a needed color change when a line contains a start match
427but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
428other small fry.
429
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4322018 January 2
433
434GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
435state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
436somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
437linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
438the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
439the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
440now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
441(and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
442to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
690585d0 443&lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
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444allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
445region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
446or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
447the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
448(which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
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454GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
455is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
456region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
457when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
458strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
459at line 1, column 1.
460
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464
465GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
466replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
467to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
468useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
469saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
470forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
471more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
472Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
473options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
474makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
475$XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
476for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
477commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
478file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
479
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483
484GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
485wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
486more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
487allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
488in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
489scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
490Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
491fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
492and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
493
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497
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500instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
501be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
502together with the softwrap option. This release further
503fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
504failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
505files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
506(please update your nanorc files before 2020).
507
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511
512GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
513a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
514negative line and column numbers on the command line,
515avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
516in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
517mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
518have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
519
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523
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525man page again.
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530
531GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
532during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
533and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
534searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
8f3b8915 535asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
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540
541GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
542the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
543it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
544of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
545without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
546the screen twice when switching between buffers while
547line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
548bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
549translation updates for fifteen languages.
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555GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
556on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
557double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
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560the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
561of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
562only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
563go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
564support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
565linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
566an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
567in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
568
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572
573GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
574softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
575visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
576logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
577the start and end of a row, and only when already
578there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
579Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
580of always per logical line. On an entirely different
581front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
582on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
583changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
584new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
585was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
586David Ramsey.
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591
592GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
593the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
594when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
595involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
596does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
597no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
598softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
599startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
600standard input. Come tickle my ears.
601
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605
606GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
607manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
608sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
609more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
610softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
611system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690585d0 612the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
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617
618GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
619your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
620newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
621between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
622makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
623Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
624in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
625typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
626Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
627unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
628Tastes great with thick butter.
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633
634GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
635the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
636a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
637the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
638related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
639use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
640VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
641during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
642an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
643region after an external spell check, and improves a few
644other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
645run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
646
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650
651GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
652ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
653be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
654or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
655M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
656option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
657some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
658in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
659as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
660read into it. Come and check it out!
661
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665
666GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
667selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
668Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
669terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
670the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
671but it's time to get it out there.
672
673With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
674we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
675back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
676
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680
681nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
682a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
683first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
684holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
685(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
686in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
687a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
0fe6854f 688bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
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694nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
695keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
696of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
697characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
698word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
699input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
700must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
701window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
702having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
703anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
704improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
705Come get your hair tousled!
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711nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
712adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
713with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
714includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
715bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
716even worth mentioning).
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722nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
723some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
724the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
725checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
726default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
727shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
728is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
729there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
730when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
731on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
732and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
733things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
734
735And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
736Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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