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12 <center><b><big>News</big></b></center>
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18 <br><br>
20 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
21 <br>
22 <table><tr><td>
23 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
24 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
25 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
26 </td></tr></table>
27 <br><br>
29 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
30 <br>
31 <table><tr><td><ul>
32 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
33 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
34 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
35 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
36 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
37 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
38 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
39 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
40 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
41 </ul></td></tr></table>
42 <br><br>
44 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
45 <br>
46 <table><tr><td><ul>
47 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
48 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
49 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
50 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
51 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
52 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
53 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
54 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
55 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
56 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
57 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
58 </ul></td></tr></table>
59 <br><br>
61 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
62 <br>
63 <table><tr><td><ul>
64 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
65 on different lines.</li>
66 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
67 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
68 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
69 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
70 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
71 </ul></td></tr></table>
72 <br><br>
74 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
75 <br>
76 <table><tr><td><ul>
77 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
78 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
79 the buffer.</li>
80 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
81 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
82 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
83 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
84 </ul></td></tr></table>
85 <br><br>
87 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
88 <br>
89 <table><tr><td><ul>
90 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
91 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
92 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
93 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
94 </ul></td></tr></table>
95 <br><br>
97 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
98 <br>
99 <table><tr><td><ul>
100 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
101 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
102 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
103 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
104 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
105 </ul></td></tr></table>
106 <br><br>
108 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
109 <br>
110 <table><tr><td><ul>
111 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
112 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
113 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
114 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
115 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
116 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
117 </ul></td></tr></table>
118 <br><br>
120 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
121 <br>
122 <table><tr><td><ul>
123 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
124 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
125 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
126 same overflow line.</li>
127 </ul></td></tr></table>
128 <br><br>
130 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
131 <br>
132 <table><tr><td><ul>
133 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
134 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
135 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
136 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
137 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
138 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
139 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
140 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
141 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
142 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
143 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
144 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
145 </ul></td></tr></table>
146 <br><br>
148 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
149 <br>
150 <table><tr><td><ul>
151 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
152 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
153 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
154 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
155 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
156 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
157 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
158 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
159 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
160 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
161 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
162 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
163 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
164 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
165 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
166 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
167 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
168 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
169 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
170 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
171 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
172 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
173 </ul></td></tr></table>
174 <br>
176 <pre>
178 2018 November 11
180 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
181 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
182 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
183 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
184 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
185 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
186 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
187 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
188 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
189 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
190 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
191 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
192 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
193 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
194 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
195 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
196 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
197 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
198 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
199 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
200 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
204 2018 September 18
206 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
207 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
208 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
209 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
210 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
214 2018 September 9
216 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
217 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
218 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
219 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
220 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
221 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
222 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
223 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
224 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
225 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
226 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
227 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
228 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
229 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
230 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
231 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
232 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
233 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
234 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
235 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
236 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
240 2018 June 2
242 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
243 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
244 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
245 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
246 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
247 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
248 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
249 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
253 2018 May 15
255 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
256 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
257 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
258 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
259 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
260 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
261 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
262 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
263 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
267 2018 April 27
269 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
270 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
271 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
272 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
273 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
274 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
275 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
276 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
280 2018 March 29
282 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
283 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
284 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
285 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
286 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
287 which gives the default foreground or background color,
288 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
289 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
290 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
291 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
292 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
293 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
294 file names.
298 2018 March 8
300 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
301 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
302 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
303 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
304 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
305 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
306 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
307 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
308 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
309 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
310 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
311 and six deprecated bindable function names.
315 2018 January 29
317 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
318 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
319 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
320 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
321 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
322 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
323 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
324 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
325 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
326 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
327 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
328 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
329 other small fry.
333 2018 January 2
335 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
336 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
337 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
338 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
339 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
340 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
341 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
342 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
343 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
344 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
345 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
346 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
347 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
348 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
349 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
353 2017 November 27
355 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
356 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
357 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
358 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
359 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
360 at line 1, column 1.
364 2017 November 18
366 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
367 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
368 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
369 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
370 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
371 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
372 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
373 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
374 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
375 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
376 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
377 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
378 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
379 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
383 2017 August 27
385 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
386 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
387 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
388 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
389 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
390 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
391 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
392 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
393 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
397 2017 July 21
399 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
400 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
401 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
402 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
403 together with the softwrap option. This release further
404 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
405 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
406 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
407 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
411 2017 June 25
413 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
414 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
415 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
416 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
417 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
418 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
419 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
423 2017 May 21
425 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
426 man page again.
430 2017 May 18
432 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
433 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
434 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
435 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
436 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
440 2017 May 4
442 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
443 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
444 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
445 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
446 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
447 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
448 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
449 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
450 translation updates for fifteen languages.
454 2017 April 12
456 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
457 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
458 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
459 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
460 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
461 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
462 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
463 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
464 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
465 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
466 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
467 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
468 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
472 2017 March 31
474 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
475 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
476 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
477 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
478 the start and end of a row, and only when already
479 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
480 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
481 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
482 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
483 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
484 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
485 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
486 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
487 David Ramsey.
491 2017 February 23
493 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
494 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
495 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
496 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
497 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
498 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
499 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
500 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
501 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
505 2017 January 10
507 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
508 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
509 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
510 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
511 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
512 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
513 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
517 2016 December 28
519 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
520 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
521 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
522 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
523 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
524 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
525 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
526 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
527 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
528 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
529 Tastes great with thick butter.
533 2016 December 12
535 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
536 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
537 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
538 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
539 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
540 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
541 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
542 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
543 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
544 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
545 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
546 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
550 2016 October 29
552 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
553 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
554 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
555 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
556 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
557 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
558 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
559 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
560 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
561 read into it. Come and check it out!
565 2016 September 1
567 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
568 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
569 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
570 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
571 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
572 but it's time to get it out there.
574 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
575 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
576 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
580 2016 August 10
582 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
583 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
584 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
585 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
586 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
587 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
588 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
589 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
593 2016 July 28
595 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
596 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
597 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
598 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
599 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
600 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
601 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
602 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
603 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
604 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
605 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
606 Come get your hair tousled!
610 2016 June 27
612 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
613 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
614 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
615 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
616 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
617 even worth mentioning).
621 2016 June 17
623 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
624 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
625 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
626 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
627 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
628 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
629 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
630 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
631 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
632 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
633 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
634 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
636 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
637 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
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