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15 2021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
16 <br>
17 <table><tr><td><ul>
18 <li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
19 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
20 <li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
21 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
22 <li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
23 <li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
24 <li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
25 </ul></td></tr></table>
26 <br><br>
27
28 2021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
29 <br>
30 <table><tr><td><ul>
31 <li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
32 <li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
33 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
34 <li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
35 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
36 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
37 </ul></td></tr></table>
38 <br><br>
39
40 2021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
41 <br>
42 <table><tr><td><ul>
43 <li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
44 <li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
45 </ul></td></tr></table>
46 <br><br>
47
48 2021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
49 <br>
50 <table><tr><td><ul>
51 <li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
52 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
53 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
54 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
55 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
56 <li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
57 <li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
58 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
59 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
60 <li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
61 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
62 </ul></td></tr></table>
63 <br><br>
64
65 2021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
66 <br>
67 <table><tr><td><ul>
68 <li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
69 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
70 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
71 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
72 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
73 that is above the cursor.</li>
74 <li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
75 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
76 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
77 <li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
78 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
79 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
80 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
81 <li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
82 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
83 <li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
84 </ul></td></tr></table>
85 <br><br>
86
87 2020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
88 <br>
89 <table><tr><td><ul>
90 <li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
91 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
92 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
93 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
94 </ul></td></tr></table>
95 <br><br>
96
97 2020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
98 <br>
99 <table><tr><td><ul>
100 <li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
101 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
102 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
103 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
104 <li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
105 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
106 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
107 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
108 <li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
109 </ul></td></tr></table>
110 <br><br>
111
112 2020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
113 <br>
114 <table><tr><td><ul>
115 <li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
116 <li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
117 <li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
118 <li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
119 </ul></td></tr></table>
120 <br><br>
121
122 2020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
123 <br>
124 <table><tr><td><ul>
125 <li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
126 <li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
127 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
128 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
129 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
130 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
131 <li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
132 <li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
133 </ul></td></tr></table>
134 <br><br>
135
136 2020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
137 <br>
138 <table><tr><td><ul>
139 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
140 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
141 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
142 <li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
143 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
144 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
145 <li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
146 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
147 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
148 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
149 <li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
150 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
151 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
152 <li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
153 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
154 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
155 <li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
156 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
157 <li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
158 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
159 <li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
160 <li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
161 <li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
162 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
163 <li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
164 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
165 <li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
166 <li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
167 <li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
168 <li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
169 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
170 <li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
171 <li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
172 <li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
173 <li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
174 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
175 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
176 <li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
177 </ul></td></tr></table>
178 <br><br>
179
180 2020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
181 <br><br>
182 <table><tr><td>
183 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
184 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
185 </td></tr></table>
186 <br><br>
187
188 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
189 <br><br>
190 <table><tr><td>
191 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
192 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
193 </td></tr></table>
194 <br><br>
195
196 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
197 <br><br>
198 <table><tr><td>
199 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
200 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
201 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
202 </td></tr></table>
203 <br><br>
204
205 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
206 <br>
207 <table><tr><td><ul>
208 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
209 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
210 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
211 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
212 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
213 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
214 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
215 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
216 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
217 </ul></td></tr></table>
218 <br><br>
219
220 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
221 <br>
222 <table><tr><td><ul>
223 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
224 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
225 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
226 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
227 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
228 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
229 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
230 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
231 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
232 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
233 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
234 </ul></td></tr></table>
235 <br><br>
236
237 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
238 <br>
239 <table><tr><td><ul>
240 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
241 on different lines.</li>
242 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
243 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
244 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
245 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
246 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
247 </ul></td></tr></table>
248 <br><br>
249
250 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
251 <br>
252 <table><tr><td><ul>
253 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
254 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
255 the buffer.</li>
256 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
257 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
258 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
259 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
260 </ul></td></tr></table>
261 <br><br>
262
263 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
264 <br>
265 <table><tr><td><ul>
266 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
267 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
268 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
269 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
270 </ul></td></tr></table>
271 <br><br>
272
273 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
274 <br>
275 <table><tr><td><ul>
276 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
277 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
278 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
279 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
280 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
281 </ul></td></tr></table>
282 <br><br>
283
284 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
285 <br>
286 <table><tr><td><ul>
287 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
288 <li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
289 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
290 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
291 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
292 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
293 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
294 </ul></td></tr></table>
295 <br><br>
296
297 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
298 <br>
299 <table><tr><td><ul>
300 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
301 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
302 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
303 same overflow line.</li>
304 </ul></td></tr></table>
305 <br><br>
306
307 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
308 <br>
309 <table><tr><td><ul>
310 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
311 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
312 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
313 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
314 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
315 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
316 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
317 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
318 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
319 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
320 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
321 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
322 </ul></td></tr></table>
323 <br><br>
324
325 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
326 <br>
327 <table><tr><td><ul>
328 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
329 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
330 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
331 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
332 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
333 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
334 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
335 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
336 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
337 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
338 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
339 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
340 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
341 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
342 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
343 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
344 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
345 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
346 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
347 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
348 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
349 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
350 </ul></td></tr></table>
351 <br>
352
353 <pre>
354
355 2018 November 11
356
357 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
358 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
359 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
360 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
361 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
362 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
363 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
364 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
365 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
366 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
367 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
368 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
369 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
370 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
371 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
372 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
373 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
374 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
375 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
376 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
377 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
378
379
380
381 2018 September 18
382
383 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
384 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
385 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
386 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
387 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
388
389
390
391 2018 September 9
392
393 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
394 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
395 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
396 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
397 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
398 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
399 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
400 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
401 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
402 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
403 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
404 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
405 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
406 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
407 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
408 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
409 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
410 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
411 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
412 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
413 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
414
415
416
417 2018 June 2
418
419 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
420 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
421 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
422 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
423 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
424 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
425 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
426 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
427
428
429
430 2018 May 15
431
432 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
433 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
434 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
435 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
436 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
437 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
438 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
439 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
440 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
441
442
443
444 2018 April 27
445
446 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
447 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
448 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
449 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
450 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
451 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
452 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
453 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
454
455
456
457 2018 March 29
458
459 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
460 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
461 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
462 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
463 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
464 which gives the default foreground or background color,
465 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
466 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
467 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
468 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
469 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
470 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
471 file names.
472
473
474
475 2018 March 8
476
477 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
478 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
479 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
480 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
481 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
482 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
483 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
484 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
485 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
486 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
487 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
488 and six deprecated bindable function names.
489
490
491
492 2018 January 29
493
494 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
495 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
496 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
497 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
498 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
499 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
500 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
501 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
502 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
503 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
504 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
505 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
506 other small fry.
507
508
509
510 2018 January 2
511
512 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
513 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
514 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
515 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
516 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
517 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
518 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
519 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
520 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
521 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
522 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
523 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
524 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
525 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
526 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
527
528
529
530 2017 November 27
531
532 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
533 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
534 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
535 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
536 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
537 at line 1, column 1.
538
539
540
541 2017 November 18
542
543 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
544 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
545 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
546 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
547 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
548 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
549 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
550 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
551 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
552 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
553 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
554 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
555 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
556 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
557
558
559
560 2017 August 27
561
562 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
563 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
564 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
565 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
566 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
567 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
568 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
569 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
570 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
571
572
573
574 2017 July 21
575
576 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
577 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
578 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
579 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
580 together with the softwrap option. This release further
581 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
582 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
583 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
584 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
585
586
587
588 2017 June 25
589
590 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
591 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
592 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
593 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
594 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
595 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
596 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
597
598
599
600 2017 May 21
601
602 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
603 man page again.
604
605
606
607 2017 May 18
608
609 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
610 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
611 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
612 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
613 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
614
615
616
617 2017 May 4
618
619 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
620 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
621 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
622 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
623 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
624 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
625 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
626 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
627 translation updates for fifteen languages.
628
629
630
631 2017 April 12
632
633 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
634 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
635 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
636 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
637 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
638 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
639 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
640 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
641 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
642 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
643 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
644 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
645 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
646
647
648
649 2017 March 31
650
651 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
652 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
653 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
654 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
655 the start and end of a row, and only when already
656 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
657 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
658 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
659 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
660 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
661 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
662 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
663 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
664 David Ramsey.
665
666
667
668 2017 February 23
669
670 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
671 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
672 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
673 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
674 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
675 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
676 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
677 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
678 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
679
680
681
682 2017 January 10
683
684 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
685 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
686 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
687 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
688 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
689 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
690 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
691
692
693
694 2016 December 28
695
696 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
697 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
698 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
699 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
700 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
701 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
702 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
703 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
704 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
705 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
706 Tastes great with thick butter.
707
708
709
710 2016 December 12
711
712 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
713 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
714 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
715 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
716 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
717 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
718 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
719 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
720 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
721 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
722 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
723 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
724
725
726
727 2016 October 29
728
729 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
730 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
731 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
732 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
733 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
734 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
735 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
736 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
737 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
738 read into it. Come and check it out!
739
740
741
742 2016 September 1
743
744 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
745 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
746 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
747 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
748 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
749 but it's time to get it out there.
750
751 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
752 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
753 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
754
755
756
757 2016 August 10
758
759 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
760 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
761 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
762 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
763 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
764 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
765 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
766 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
767
768
769
770 2016 July 28
771
772 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
773 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
774 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
775 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
776 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
777 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
778 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
779 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
780 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
781 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
782 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
783 Come get your hair tousled!
784
785
786
787 2016 June 27
788
789 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
790 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
791 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
792 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
793 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
794 even worth mentioning).
795
796
797
798 2016 June 17
799
800 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
801 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
802 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
803 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
804 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
805 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
806 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
807 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
808 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
809 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
810 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
811 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
812
813 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
814 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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