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