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18 <br><br>
20 2020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
21 <br><br>
22 <table><tr><td>
23 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when
24 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
25 </td></tr></table>
26 <br><br>
28 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
29 <br><br>
30 <table><tr><td>
31 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
32 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
33 </td></tr></table>
34 <br><br>
36 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
37 <br><br>
38 <table><tr><td>
39 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
40 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
41 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
42 </td></tr></table>
43 <br><br>
45 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
46 <br>
47 <table><tr><td><ul>
48 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
49 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
50 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
51 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
52 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
53 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
54 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
55 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
56 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
57 </ul></td></tr></table>
58 <br><br>
60 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
61 <br>
62 <table><tr><td><ul>
63 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
64 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
65 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
66 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
67 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
68 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
69 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
70 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
71 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
72 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
73 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
74 </ul></td></tr></table>
75 <br><br>
77 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
78 <br>
79 <table><tr><td><ul>
80 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
81 on different lines.</li>
82 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
83 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
84 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
85 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
86 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
87 </ul></td></tr></table>
88 <br><br>
90 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
91 <br>
92 <table><tr><td><ul>
93 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
94 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
95 the buffer.</li>
96 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
97 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
98 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
99 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
100 </ul></td></tr></table>
101 <br><br>
103 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
104 <br>
105 <table><tr><td><ul>
106 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
107 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
108 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
109 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
110 </ul></td></tr></table>
111 <br><br>
113 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
114 <br>
115 <table><tr><td><ul>
116 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
117 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
118 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
119 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
120 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
121 </ul></td></tr></table>
122 <br><br>
124 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
125 <br>
126 <table><tr><td><ul>
127 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
128 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
129 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
130 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
131 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
132 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
133 </ul></td></tr></table>
134 <br><br>
136 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
137 <br>
138 <table><tr><td><ul>
139 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
140 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
141 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
142 same overflow line.</li>
143 </ul></td></tr></table>
144 <br><br>
146 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
147 <br>
148 <table><tr><td><ul>
149 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
150 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
151 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
152 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
153 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
154 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
155 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
156 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
157 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
158 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
159 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
160 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
161 </ul></td></tr></table>
162 <br><br>
164 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
165 <br>
166 <table><tr><td><ul>
167 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
168 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
169 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
170 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
171 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
172 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
173 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
174 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
175 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
176 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
177 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
178 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
179 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
180 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
181 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
182 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
183 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
184 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
185 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
186 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
187 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
188 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
189 </ul></td></tr></table>
190 <br>
192 <pre>
194 2018 November 11
196 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
197 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
198 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
199 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
200 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
201 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
202 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
203 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
204 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
205 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
206 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
207 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
208 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
209 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
210 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
211 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
212 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
213 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
214 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
215 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
216 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
220 2018 September 18
222 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
223 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
224 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
225 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
226 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
230 2018 September 9
232 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
233 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
234 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
235 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
236 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
237 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
238 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
239 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
240 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
241 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
242 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
243 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
244 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
245 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
246 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
247 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
248 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
249 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
250 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
251 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
252 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
256 2018 June 2
258 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
259 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
260 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
261 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
262 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
263 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
264 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
265 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
269 2018 May 15
271 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
272 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
273 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
274 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
275 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
276 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
277 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
278 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
279 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
283 2018 April 27
285 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
286 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
287 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
288 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
289 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
290 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
291 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
292 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
296 2018 March 29
298 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
299 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
300 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
301 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
302 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
303 which gives the default foreground or background color,
304 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
305 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
306 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
307 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
308 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
309 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
310 file names.
314 2018 March 8
316 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
317 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
318 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
319 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
320 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
321 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
322 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
323 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
324 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
325 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
326 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
327 and six deprecated bindable function names.
331 2018 January 29
333 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
334 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
335 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
336 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
337 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
338 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
339 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
340 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
341 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
342 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
343 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
344 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
345 other small fry.
349 2018 January 2
351 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
352 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
353 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
354 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
355 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
356 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
357 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
358 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
359 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
360 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
361 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
362 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
363 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
364 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
365 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
369 2017 November 27
371 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
372 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
373 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
374 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
375 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
376 at line 1, column 1.
380 2017 November 18
382 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
383 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
384 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
385 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
386 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
387 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
388 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
389 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
390 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
391 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
392 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
393 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
394 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
395 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
399 2017 August 27
401 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
402 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
403 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
404 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
405 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
406 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
407 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
408 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
409 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
413 2017 July 21
415 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
416 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
417 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
418 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
419 together with the softwrap option. This release further
420 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
421 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
422 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
423 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
427 2017 June 25
429 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
430 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
431 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
432 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
433 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
434 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
435 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
439 2017 May 21
441 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
442 man page again.
446 2017 May 18
448 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
449 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
450 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
451 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
452 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
456 2017 May 4
458 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
459 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
460 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
461 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
462 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
463 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
464 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
465 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
466 translation updates for fifteen languages.
470 2017 April 12
472 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
473 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
474 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
475 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
476 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
477 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
478 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
479 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
480 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
481 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
482 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
483 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
484 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
488 2017 March 31
490 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
491 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
492 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
493 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
494 the start and end of a row, and only when already
495 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
496 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
497 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
498 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
499 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
500 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
501 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
502 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
503 David Ramsey.
507 2017 February 23
509 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
510 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
511 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
512 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
513 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
514 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
515 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
516 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
517 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
521 2017 January 10
523 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
524 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
525 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
526 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
527 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
528 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
529 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
533 2016 December 28
535 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
536 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
537 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
538 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
539 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
540 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
541 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
542 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
543 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
544 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
545 Tastes great with thick butter.
549 2016 December 12
551 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
552 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
553 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
554 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
555 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
556 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
557 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
558 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
559 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
560 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
561 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
562 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
566 2016 October 29
568 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
569 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
570 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
571 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
572 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
573 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
574 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
575 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
576 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
577 read into it. Come and check it out!
581 2016 September 1
583 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
584 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
585 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
586 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
587 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
588 but it's time to get it out there.
590 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
591 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
592 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
596 2016 August 10
598 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
599 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
600 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
601 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
602 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
603 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
604 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
605 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
609 2016 July 28
611 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
612 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
613 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
614 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
615 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
616 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
617 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
618 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
619 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
620 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
621 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
622 Come get your hair tousled!
626 2016 June 27
628 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
629 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
630 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
631 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
632 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
633 even worth mentioning).
637 2016 June 17
639 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
640 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
641 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
642 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
643 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
644 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
645 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
646 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
647 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
648 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
649 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
650 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
652 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
653 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
655 </pre>
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