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16 <br><br>
18 2021 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>
30 2021 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>
38 2021 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>
45 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
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>
55 2021 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>
77 2020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
78 <br>
79 <table><tr><td><ul>
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>
84 </ul></td></tr></table>
85 <br><br>
87 2020 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>
102 2020 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>
112 2020 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>
119 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
120 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
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>
126 2020 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>
151 <li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
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>
159 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
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>
170 2020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
171 <br><br>
172 <table><tr><td>
173 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
174 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
175 </td></tr></table>
176 <br><br>
178 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
179 <br><br>
180 <table><tr><td>
181 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
182 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
183 </td></tr></table>
184 <br><br>
186 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
187 <br><br>
188 <table><tr><td>
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.
192 </td></tr></table>
193 <br><br>
195 2020 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>
210 2020 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>
227 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
228 <br>
229 <table><tr><td><ul>
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>
237 </ul></td></tr></table>
238 <br><br>
240 2019 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>
246 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
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>
253 2019 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>
263 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
264 <br>
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>
270 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
271 </ul></td></tr></table>
272 <br><br>
274 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
275 <br>
276 <table><tr><td><ul>
277 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
278 <li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
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>
285 <br><br>
287 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
288 <br>
289 <table><tr><td><ul>
290 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
291 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
292 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
293 same overflow line.</li>
294 </ul></td></tr></table>
295 <br><br>
297 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
298 <br>
299 <table><tr><td><ul>
300 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
301 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
302 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
303 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
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>
307 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
308 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
309 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
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>
313 <br><br>
315 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
316 <br>
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>
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>
326 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
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>
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>
331 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
332 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
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>
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>
340 </ul></td></tr></table>
341 <br>
343 <pre>
345 2018 November 11
347 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
348 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
349 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
350 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
351 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
352 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
353 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
354 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
355 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
356 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
357 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
358 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
359 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
360 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
361 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
362 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
363 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
364 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
365 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
366 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
367 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
371 2018 September 18
373 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
374 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
375 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
376 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
377 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
381 2018 September 9
383 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
384 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
385 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
386 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
387 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
388 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
389 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
390 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
391 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
392 files, 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
395 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
396 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
397 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
398 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
399 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
400 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
401 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
402 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
403 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
407 2018 June 2
409 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
410 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
411 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
412 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
413 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
414 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
415 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
416 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
420 2018 May 15
422 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
423 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
424 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
425 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
426 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
427 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
428 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
429 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
430 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
434 2018 April 27
436 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
437 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
438 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
439 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
440 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
441 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
442 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
443 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
447 2018 March 29
449 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
450 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
451 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
452 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
453 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
454 which gives the default foreground or background color,
455 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
456 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
457 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
458 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
459 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
460 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
461 file names.
465 2018 March 8
467 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
468 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
469 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
470 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
471 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
472 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
473 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
474 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
475 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
476 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
477 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
478 and six deprecated bindable function names.
482 2018 January 29
484 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
485 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
486 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
487 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
488 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
489 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
490 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
491 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
492 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
493 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
494 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
495 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
496 other small fry.
500 2018 January 2
502 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
503 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
504 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
505 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
506 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
507 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
508 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
509 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
510 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
511 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
512 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
513 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
514 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
515 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
516 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
520 2017 November 27
522 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
523 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
524 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
525 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
526 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
527 at line 1, column 1.
531 2017 November 18
533 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
534 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
535 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
536 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
537 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
538 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
539 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
540 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
541 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
542 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
543 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
544 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
545 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
546 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
550 2017 August 27
552 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
553 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
554 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
555 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
556 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
557 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
558 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
559 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
560 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
564 2017 July 21
566 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
567 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
568 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
569 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
570 together with the softwrap option. This release further
571 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
572 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
573 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
574 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
578 2017 June 25
580 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
581 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
582 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
583 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
584 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
585 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
586 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
590 2017 May 21
592 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
593 man page again.
597 2017 May 18
599 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
600 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
601 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
602 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
603 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
607 2017 May 4
609 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
610 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
611 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
612 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
613 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
614 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
615 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
616 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
617 translation updates for fifteen languages.
621 2017 April 12
623 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
624 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
625 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
626 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
627 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
628 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
629 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
630 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
631 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
632 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
633 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
634 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
635 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
639 2017 March 31
641 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
642 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
643 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
644 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
645 the start and end of a row, and only when already
646 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
647 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
648 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
649 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
650 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
651 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
652 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
653 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
654 David Ramsey.
658 2017 February 23
660 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
661 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
662 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
663 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
664 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
665 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
666 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
667 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
668 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
672 2017 January 10
674 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
675 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
676 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
677 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
678 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
679 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
680 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
684 2016 December 28
686 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
687 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
688 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
689 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
690 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
691 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
692 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
693 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
694 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
695 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
696 Tastes great with thick butter.
700 2016 December 12
702 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
703 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
704 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
705 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
706 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
707 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
708 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
709 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
710 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
711 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
712 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
713 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
717 2016 October 29
719 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
720 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
721 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
722 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
723 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
724 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
725 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
726 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
727 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
728 read into it. Come and check it out!
732 2016 September 1
734 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
735 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
736 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
737 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
738 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
739 but it's time to get it out there.
741 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
742 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
743 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
747 2016 August 10
749 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
750 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
751 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
752 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
753 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
754 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
755 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
756 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
760 2016 July 28
762 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
763 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
764 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
765 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
766 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
767 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
768 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
769 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
770 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
771 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
772 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
773 Come get your hair tousled!
777 2016 June 27
779 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
780 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
781 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
782 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
783 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
784 even worth mentioning).
788 2016 June 17
790 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
791 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
792 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
793 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
794 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
795 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
796 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
797 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
798 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
799 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
800 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
801 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
803 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
804 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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