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15 2021 October 6 - <b>GNU nano 5.9</b> "El manicomio ha decidido: ma&ntilde;ana sol!"
16 <br>
17 <table><tr><td><ul>
18 <li>The extension of a filename is added to the name of a corresponding<br>
19 temporary file, so that spell checking a C file, for example, will check<br>
20 only the comments and strings (when using 'aspell').</li>
21 <li>The process number is added to the name of an emergency save file,<br>
22 so that when multiple nanos die they will not fight over a filename.</li>
23 <li>Undoing a cutting operation will restore an anchor that was located<br>
24 in the cut area to its original line.</li>
25 <li>When using <tt>--locking</tt>, saving a new buffer will create a lock file.</li>
26 <li>Syntax highlighting for YAML files has been added.</li>
27 </ul></td></tr></table>
28 <br><br>
29
30 2021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
31 <br>
32 <table><tr><td><ul>
33 <li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
34 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
35 <li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
36 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
37 <li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
38 <li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
39 <li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
40 </ul></td></tr></table>
41 <br><br>
42
43 2021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
44 <br>
45 <table><tr><td><ul>
46 <li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
47 <li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
48 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
49 <li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
50 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
51 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
52 </ul></td></tr></table>
53 <br><br>
54
55 2021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
56 <br>
57 <table><tr><td><ul>
58 <li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
59 <li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
60 </ul></td></tr></table>
61 <br><br>
62
63 2021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
64 <br>
65 <table><tr><td><ul>
66 <li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
67 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
68 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
69 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
70 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
71 <li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
72 <li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
73 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
74 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
75 <li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
76 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
77 </ul></td></tr></table>
78 <br><br>
79
80 2021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
81 <br>
82 <table><tr><td><ul>
83 <li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
84 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
85 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
86 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
87 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
88 that is above the cursor.</li>
89 <li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
90 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
91 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
92 <li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
93 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
94 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
95 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
96 <li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
97 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
98 <li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
99 </ul></td></tr></table>
100 <br><br>
101
102 2020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
103 <br>
104 <table><tr><td><ul>
105 <li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
106 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
107 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
108 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
109 </ul></td></tr></table>
110 <br><br>
111
112 2020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
113 <br>
114 <table><tr><td><ul>
115 <li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
116 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
117 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
118 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
119 <li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
120 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
121 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
122 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
123 <li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
124 </ul></td></tr></table>
125 <br><br>
126
127 2020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
128 <br>
129 <table><tr><td><ul>
130 <li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
131 <li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
132 <li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
133 <li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
134 </ul></td></tr></table>
135 <br><br>
136
137 2020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
138 <br>
139 <table><tr><td><ul>
140 <li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
141 <li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
142 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
143 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
144 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
145 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
146 <li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
147 <li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
148 </ul></td></tr></table>
149 <br><br>
150
151 2020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
152 <br>
153 <table><tr><td><ul>
154 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
155 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
156 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
157 <li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
158 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
159 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
160 <li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
161 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
162 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
163 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
164 <li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
165 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
166 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
167 <li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
168 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
169 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
170 <li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
171 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
172 <li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
173 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
174 <li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
175 <li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
176 <li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
177 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
178 <li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
179 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
180 <li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
181 <li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
182 <li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
183 <li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
184 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
185 <li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
186 <li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
187 <li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
188 <li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
189 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
190 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
191 <li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
192 </ul></td></tr></table>
193 <br><br>
194
195 2020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
196 <br><br>
197 <table><tr><td>
198 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
199 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
200 </td></tr></table>
201 <br><br>
202
203 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
204 <br><br>
205 <table><tr><td>
206 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
207 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
208 </td></tr></table>
209 <br><br>
210
211 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
212 <br><br>
213 <table><tr><td>
214 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
215 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
216 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
217 </td></tr></table>
218 <br><br>
219
220 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
221 <br>
222 <table><tr><td><ul>
223 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
224 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
225 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
226 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
227 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
228 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
229 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
230 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
231 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
232 </ul></td></tr></table>
233 <br><br>
234
235 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
236 <br>
237 <table><tr><td><ul>
238 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
239 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
240 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
241 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
242 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
243 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
244 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
245 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
246 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
247 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
248 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
249 </ul></td></tr></table>
250 <br><br>
251
252 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
253 <br>
254 <table><tr><td><ul>
255 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
256 on different lines.</li>
257 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
258 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
259 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
260 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
261 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
262 </ul></td></tr></table>
263 <br><br>
264
265 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
266 <br>
267 <table><tr><td><ul>
268 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
269 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
270 the buffer.</li>
271 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
272 spellling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
273 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
274 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
275 </ul></td></tr></table>
276 <br><br>
277
278 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
279 <br>
280 <table><tr><td><ul>
281 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
282 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
283 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
284 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
285 </ul></td></tr></table>
286 <br><br>
287
288 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
289 <br>
290 <table><tr><td><ul>
291 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
292 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
293 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
294 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
295 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
296 </ul></td></tr></table>
297 <br><br>
298
299 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
300 <br>
301 <table><tr><td><ul>
302 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
303 <li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
304 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
305 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
306 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
307 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
308 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
309 </ul></td></tr></table>
310 <br><br>
311
312 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
313 <br>
314 <table><tr><td><ul>
315 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
316 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
317 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
318 same overflow line.</li>
319 </ul></td></tr></table>
320 <br><br>
321
322 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
323 <br>
324 <table><tr><td><ul>
325 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
326 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
327 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
328 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
329 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
330 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
331 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
332 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
333 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
334 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
335 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
336 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
337 </ul></td></tr></table>
338 <br><br>
339
340 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
341 <br>
342 <table><tr><td><ul>
343 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
344 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
345 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
346 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
347 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
348 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
349 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
350 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
351 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
352 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
353 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
354 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
355 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
356 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
357 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
358 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
359 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
360 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
361 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
362 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
363 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
364 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
365 </ul></td></tr></table>
366 <br>
367
368 <pre>
369
370 2018 November 11
371
372 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
373 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
374 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
375 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
376 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
377 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
378 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
379 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
380 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
381 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
382 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
383 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
384 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
385 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
386 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
387 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
388 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
389 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
390 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
391 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
392 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
393
394
395
396 2018 September 18
397
398 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
399 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
400 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
401 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
402 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
403
404
405
406 2018 September 9
407
408 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
409 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
410 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
411 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
412 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
413 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
414 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
415 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
416 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
417 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
418 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
419 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
420 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
421 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
422 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
423 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
424 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
425 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
426 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
427 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
428 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
429
430
431
432 2018 June 2
433
434 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
435 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
436 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
437 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
438 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
439 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
440 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
441 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
442
443
444
445 2018 May 15
446
447 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
448 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
449 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
450 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
451 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
452 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
453 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
454 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
455 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
456
457
458
459 2018 April 27
460
461 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
462 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
463 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
464 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
465 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
466 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
467 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
468 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
469
470
471
472 2018 March 29
473
474 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
475 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
476 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
477 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
478 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
479 which gives the default foreground or background color,
480 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
481 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
482 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
483 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
484 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
485 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
486 file names.
487
488
489
490 2018 March 8
491
492 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
493 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
494 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
495 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
496 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
497 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
498 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
499 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
500 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
501 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
502 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
503 and six deprecated bindable function names.
504
505
506
507 2018 January 29
508
509 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
510 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
511 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
512 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
513 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
514 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
515 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
516 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
517 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
518 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
519 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
520 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
521 other small fry.
522
523
524
525 2018 January 2
526
527 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
528 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
529 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
530 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
531 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
532 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
533 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
534 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
535 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
536 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
537 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
538 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
539 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
540 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
541 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
542
543
544
545 2017 November 27
546
547 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
548 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
549 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
550 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
551 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
552 at line 1, column 1.
553
554
555
556 2017 November 18
557
558 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
559 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
560 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
561 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
562 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
563 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
564 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
565 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
566 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
567 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
568 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
569 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
570 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
571 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
572
573
574
575 2017 August 27
576
577 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
578 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
579 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
580 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
581 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
582 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
583 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
584 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
585 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
586
587
588
589 2017 July 21
590
591 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
592 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
593 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
594 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
595 together with the softwrap option. This release further
596 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
597 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
598 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
599 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
600
601
602
603 2017 June 25
604
605 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
606 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
607 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
608 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
609 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
610 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
611 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
612
613
614
615 2017 May 21
616
617 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
618 man page again.
619
620
621
622 2017 May 18
623
624 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
625 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
626 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
627 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
628 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
629
630
631
632 2017 May 4
633
634 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
635 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
636 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
637 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
638 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
639 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
640 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
641 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
642 translation updates for fifteen languages.
643
644
645
646 2017 April 12
647
648 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
649 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
650 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
651 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
652 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
653 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
654 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
655 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
656 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
657 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
658 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
659 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
660 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
661
662
663
664 2017 March 31
665
666 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
667 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
668 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
669 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
670 the start and end of a row, and only when already
671 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
672 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
673 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
674 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
675 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
676 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
677 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
678 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
679 David Ramsey.
680
681
682
683 2017 February 23
684
685 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
686 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
687 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
688 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
689 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
690 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
691 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
692 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
693 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
694
695
696
697 2017 January 10
698
699 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
700 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
701 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
702 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
703 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
704 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
705 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
706
707
708
709 2016 December 28
710
711 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
712 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
713 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
714 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
715 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
716 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
717 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
718 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
719 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
720 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
721 Tastes great with thick butter.
722
723
724
725 2016 December 12
726
727 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
728 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
729 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
730 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
731 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
732 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
733 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
734 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
735 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
736 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
737 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
738 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
739
740
741
742 2016 October 29
743
744 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
745 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
746 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
747 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
748 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
749 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
750 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
751 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
752 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
753 read into it. Come and check it out!
754
755
756
757 2016 September 1
758
759 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
760 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
761 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
762 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
763 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
764 but it's time to get it out there.
765
766 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
767 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
768 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
769
770
771
772 2016 August 10
773
774 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
775 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
776 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
777 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
778 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
779 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
780 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
781 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
782
783
784
785 2016 July 28
786
787 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
788 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
789 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
790 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
791 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
792 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
793 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
794 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
795 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
796 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
797 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
798 Come get your hair tousled!
799
800
801
802 2016 June 27
803
804 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
805 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
806 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
807 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
808 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
809 even worth mentioning).
810
811
812
813 2016 June 17
814
815 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
816 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
817 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
818 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
819 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
820 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
821 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
822 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
823 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
824 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
825 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
826 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
827
828 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
829 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
830
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