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15 2022 August 2 - <b>GNU nano 6.4</b> "Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser"
16 <br>
17 <table><tr><td><ul>
18 <li>The file browser does not crash when moving up to the root folder.</li>
19 <li>Softwrapping very long lines is done more efficiently.</li>
20 <li>Invoking the formatter does not blink the screen.</li>
21 </ul></td></tr></table>
22 <br><br>
23
24 2022 April 28 - <b>GNU nano 6.3</b> "Wat zullen we drinken? Wat een dorst!"
25 <br>
26 <table><tr><td><ul>
27 <li>For multiline regexes, text is now colored as soon as a start match<br>
28 is found, also when there is no end match at all.</li>
29 <li>The colorizing of any line is stopped after two thousand bytes,<br>
30 to avoid frustrating delays.</li>
31 <li>When environment variable <tt>NO_COLOR</tt> is set, the two default colors<br>
32 (yellow for the spotlight, red for error messages) are suppressed<br>
33 when no interface colors are specified in a nanorc file.</li>
34 <li>Full justification and piping the whole buffer through a command<br>
35 now keep the cursor at the same line number.</li>
36 <li>Utility <tt>xsel</tt> can be used to copy a marked region to the system's<br>
37 clipboard. See <tt>doc/sample.nanorc</tt> for an example.</li>
38 </ul></td></tr></table>
39 <br><br>
40
41 2022 February 18 - <b>GNU nano 6.2</b> "Kamperfoelie"
42 <br>
43 <table><tr><td><ul>
44 <li>The file browser clears the prompt bar also when using <tt>--minibar</tt>.</li>
45 <li>Linting now works also with a newer 'pyflakes'.</li>
46 </ul></td></tr></table>
47 <br><br>
48
49 2022 February 9 - <b>GNU nano 6.1</b> "Re&#x21B;elele de socializare sunt ca un frigider"
50 <br>
51 <table><tr><td><ul>
52 <li>The behavior of <tt>^K</tt> at a prompt has been enhanced: when there<br>
53 is text after the cursor, just this text is erased. (In the usual<br>
54 situation, however, when the cursor is at the end of the answer,<br>
55 the behavior is as before: the whole answer is erased.)</li>
56 <li>At a prompt, <tt>M-6</tt> copies the current answer into the cutbuffer.</li>
57 <li>Large external pastes into nano are handled more quickly.</li>
58 </ul></td></tr></table>
59 <br><br>
60
61 2021 December 15 - <b>GNU nano 6.0</b> "Humor heeft ook zijn leuke kanten"
62 <br>
63 <table><tr><td><ul>
64 <li>Option <tt>--zero</tt> hides the title bar, status bar and help lines, and<br>
65 uses all rows of the terminal as editing area. The title bar and<br>
66 status bar can be toggled with <tt>M-Z</tt>.</li>
67 <li>Colors can now be specified also as three-digit hexadecimal numbers,<br>
68 in the format <tt>#rgb</tt>. This picks from the 216 index colors (that most<br>
69 terminals know) the color that is nearest to the given values.</li>
70 <li>For users who dislike numbers, there are fourteen new color names:<br>
71 rosy, beet, plum, sea, sky, slate, teal, sage, brown, ocher, sand,<br>
72 tawny, brick, and crimson.</li>
73 <li>Suspension is enabled by default, invokable with <tt>^T^Z</tt>. The options<br>
74 <tt>-z</tt>, <tt>--suspendable</tt>, and 'set suspendable' are obsolete and ignored.<br>
75 (In case you want to be able to suspend nano with a single keystroke,<br>
76 you can put 'bind ^Z suspend main' in your nanorc.)</li>
77 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping is in effect, pasting just a few words<br>
78 (without a line break) will now hard-wrap the line when needed.</li>
79 <li>Toggling Append or Prepend clears the current filename.</li>
80 <li>The word count as shown by <tt>M-D</tt> is now affected by option --wordbounds;<br>
81 with it, nano counts words as 'wc' does; without it (the new default),<br>
82 words are counted in a more human way: seeing punctuation as space.</li>
83 <li>The YAML syntax file is now actually included in the tarball.</li>
84 </ul></td></tr></table>
85 <br><br>
86
87
88 2021 October 6 - <b>GNU nano 5.9</b> "El manicomio ha decidido: ma&ntilde;ana sol!"
89 <br>
90 <table><tr><td><ul>
91 <li>The extension of a filename is added to the name of a corresponding<br>
92 temporary file, so that spell checking a C file, for example, will check<br>
93 only the comments and strings (when using 'aspell').</li>
94 <li>The process number is added to the name of an emergency save file,<br>
95 so that when multiple nanos die they will not fight over a filename.</li>
96 <li>Undoing a cutting operation will restore an anchor that was located<br>
97 in the cut area to its original line.</li>
98 <li>When using <tt>--locking</tt>, saving a new buffer will create a lock file.</li>
99 <li>Syntax highlighting for YAML files has been added.</li>
100 </ul></td></tr></table>
101 <br><br>
102
103 2021 June 15 - <b>GNU nano 5.8</b> "Why is it necessary to be special?"
104 <br>
105 <table><tr><td><ul>
106 <li>After a search, the spotlighting is dropped after 1.5 seconds (0.8<br>
107 seconds with <tt>--quick</tt>) to avoid the idea that the text is selected.</li>
108 <li>A <tt>+</tt> and a space before a filename on the command line will put<br>
109 the cursor at the end of the corresponding buffer.</li>
110 <li>Linter messages no longer include filename and line/column numbers.</li>
111 <li>Color name "grey" or "gray" can be used instead of "lightblack".</li>
112 <li>The color of the minibar can be chosen with 'set minicolor'.</li>
113 </ul></td></tr></table>
114 <br><br>
115
116 2021 April 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.7</b> "To&#x21B;i ceilal&#x21B;i arau c&acirc;mpurile"
117 <br>
118 <table><tr><td><ul>
119 <li>The output of <tt>--constantshow</tt> (without <tt>--minibar</tt>) is more stable.</li>
120 <li>When opening multiple buffers and there is an error message, this<br>
121 message is shown again upon first switch to the relevant buffer.</li>
122 <li>The position and size of the indicator now follow actual lines,<br>
123 instead of visual lines when in softwrap mode, meaning that the<br>
124 size of the indicator can change when scrolling in softwrap mode.</li>
125 </ul></td></tr></table>
126 <br><br>
127
128 2021 March 3 - <b>GNU nano 5.6.1</b> "Geelgors"
129 <br>
130 <table><tr><td><ul>
131 <li>Search matches are properly colorized in softwrap mode too.</li>
132 <li>Option 'highlightcolor' has been renamed to 'spotlightcolor'.</li>
133 </ul></td></tr></table>
134 <br><br>
135
136 2021 February 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.6</b> "Wielewaal"
137 <br>
138 <table><tr><td><ul>
139 <li>A search match gets highlighted (in black on yellow by default),<br>
140 in addition to placing the cursor at the start of the match.<br>
141 The color combination can be changed with 'set highlightcolor'.<br>
142 By default the cursor is hidden until the next keystroke, but<br>
143 it can be forced on with <tt>--showcursor</tt> / 'set showcursor'.</li>
144 <li>Option <tt>--markmatch</tt> / 'set markmatch' has been removed.</li>
145 <li>Cursor position and character code are displayed in the minibar<br>
146 only when option <tt>--constantshow</tt> / 'set constantshow' is used,<br>
147 and their display can be toggled with <tt>M-C</tt>.</li>
148 <li>The state flags are displayed in the minibar only when option<br>
149 <tt>--stateflags</tt> / 'set stateflags' is used.</li>
150 </ul></td></tr></table>
151 <br><br>
152
153 2021 January 14 - <b>GNU nano 5.5</b> "Rebecca"
154 <br>
155 <table><tr><td><ul>
156 <li>Option 'set minibar' makes nano suppress the title bar and instead<br>
157 show a bar with basic editing information at the bottom: file name<br>
158 (plus an asterisk when the buffer is modified), the cursor position<br>
159 (line,column), the character under the cursor (U+xxxx), the flags<br>
160 that <tt>--stateflags</tt> normally shows, plus the percentage of the buffer<br>
161 that is above the cursor.</li>
162 <li>With 'set promptcolor' the color combination of the prompt bar can<br>
163 be changed, to allow contrasting it with the mini bar (which always<br>
164 has the same color as the title bar).</li>
165 <li>Option 'set markmatch' highlights the result of a successful search<br>
166 by putting the mark at the end of the match, making the match more<br>
167 visible. It also suppresses the cursor until the next keystroke.<br>
168 (If you dislike the hiding of the cursor, use 'set showcursor'.)</li>
169 <li>The bindable toggle 'nowrap' has been renamed to 'breaklonglines',<br>
170 to match the corresponding option, like for all other toggles.</li>
171 <li>Support for Slang has been removed.</li>
172 </ul></td></tr></table>
173 <br><br>
174
175 2020 December 2 - <b>GNU nano 5.4</b> "Terre des hommes"
176 <br>
177 <table><tr><td><ul>
178 <li>Moving the cursor now skips over combining characters (and<br>
179 other zero-width characters). Deleting a character deletes<br>
180 also any succeeding zero-width characters, but backspacing<br>
181 deletes just one character at a time.</li>
182 </ul></td></tr></table>
183 <br><br>
184
185 2020 October 7 - <b>GNU nano 5.3</b> "Revolution!"
186 <br>
187 <table><tr><td><ul>
188 <li>Option 'set stateflags' makes nano show the state of auto-indenting,<br>
189 the mark, hard-wrapping, macro recording, and soft-wrapping in the<br>
190 title bar. The flags take the place of "Modified", and a modified<br>
191 buffer is instead indicated by an asterisk (*) after its name.</li>
192 <li>Nano no longer by default tries using libmagic to determine the type<br>
193 of a file (when neither filename nor first line gave a clue), because<br>
194 in most cases it is a waste of time. It requires using the option<br>
195 <tt>--magic</tt> or <tt>-!</tt> or 'set magic' to make nano try libmagic.</li>
196 <li>The color of the indicator can be changed with 'set scrollercolor'.</li>
197 </ul></td></tr></table>
198 <br><br>
199
200 2020 August 24 - <b>GNU nano 5.2</b> "Ranrapalca"
201 <br>
202 <table><tr><td><ul>
203 <li>Making certain replacements after a large paste does not crash.</li>
204 <li>Hitting a toggle at the Search prompt does not clear the answer.</li>
205 <li>Using <tt>--positionlog</tt> does not complain at the first start.</li>
206 <li>A macro containing a Search command will not sometimes fail.</li>
207 </ul></td></tr></table>
208 <br><br>
209
210 2020 August 12 - <b>GNU nano 5.1</b> "Cantabria"
211 <br>
212 <table><tr><td><ul>
213 <li><tt>M-Bsp</tt> (Alt+Backspace) deletes a word backwards, like in Bash.</li>
214 <li><tt>M-[</tt> has become bindable. (Be careful, though: as it is the<br>
215 starting combination of many escape sequences, avoid gluing<br>
216 it together with other keystrokes, like in a macro.)</li>
217 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> and <tt>--softwrap</tt>, the first keystroke in an<br>
218 empty buffer does not crash.</li>
219 <li>Invoking the formatter while text is marked does not crash.</li>
220 <li>In UTF-8 locales, an anchor is shown as a diamond.</li>
221 </ul></td></tr></table>
222 <br><br>
223
224 2020 July 29 - <b>GNU nano 5.0</b> "Among the fields of barley"
225 <br>
226 <table><tr><td><ul>
227 <li>With <tt>--indicator</tt> (or <tt>-q</tt> or 'set indicator') nano will show a kind<br>
228 of scrollbar on the righthand side of the screen to indicate where<br>
229 in the buffer the viewport is located and how much it covers.</li>
230 <li>With &lt;Alt+Insert&gt; any line can be "tagged" with an anchor, and<br>
231 &lt;Alt+PageUp&gt; and &lt;Alt+PageDown&gt; will jump to the nearest anchor.<br>
232 When using line numbers, an anchor is shown as "+" in the margin.</li>
233 <li>The Execute Command prompt is now directly accessible from the<br>
234 main menu (with <tt>^T</tt>, replacing the Spell Checker). The Linter,<br>
235 Formatter, Spell Checker, Full Justification, Suspension, and<br>
236 Cut-Till-End functions are available in this menu too.</li>
237 <li>On terminals that support at least 256 colors, nine new color<br>
238 names are available: pink, purple, mauve, lagoon, mint, lime,<br>
239 peach, orange, and latte. These do not have lighter versions.</li>
240 <li>For the color names red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta,<br>
241 white, and black, the prefix 'light' gives a brighter color.<br>
242 Prefix 'bright' is deprecated, as it means both bold AND light.</li>
243 <li>All color names can be preceded with "bold," and/or "italic,"<br>
244 (in that order) to get a bold and/or italic typeface.</li>
245 <li>With <tt>--bookstyle</tt> (or <tt>-O</tt> or 'set bookstyle') nano considers any<br>
246 line that begins with whitespace as the start of a paragraph.</li>
247 <li>Refreshing the screen with <tt>^L</tt> now works in every menu.</li>
248 <li>In the main menu, <tt>^L</tt> also centers the line with the cursor.</li>
249 <li>Toggling the help lines with <tt>M-X</tt> now works in all menus except<br>
250 in the help viewer and the linter.</li>
251 <li>At a filename prompt, the first &lt;Tab&gt; lists the possibilities,<br>
252 and these are listed near the bottom instead of near the top.</li>
253 <li>Bindable function 'curpos' has been renamed to 'location'.</li>
254 <li>Long option <tt>--tempfile</tt> has been renamed to <tt>--saveonexit</tt>.</li>
255 <li>Short option <tt>-S</tt> is now a synonym of <tt>--softwrap</tt>.</li>
256 <li>The New Buffer toggle (<tt>M-F</tt>) has become non-persistent. Options<br>
257 <tt>--multibuffer</tt> and 'set multibuffer' still make it default to on.</li>
258 <li>Backup files will retain their group ownership (when possible).</li>
259 <li>Data is synced to disk before "... lines written" is shown.</li>
260 <li>The raw escape sequences for <tt>F13</tt> to <tt>F16</tt> are no longer recognized.</li>
261 <li>Distro-specific syntaxes, and syntaxes of less common languages,<br>
262 have been moved down to subdirectory syntax/extra/. The affected<br>
263 distros and others may wish to move wanted syntaxes one level up.</li>
264 <li>Syntaxes for Markdown, Haskell, and Ada were added.</li>
265 </ul></td></tr></table>
266 <br><br>
267
268 2020 May 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.3</b> "Almendras"
269 <br><br>
270 <table><tr><td>
271 One more bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a crash when<br>
272 the terminal screen is resized while at a lock-file prompt.
273 </td></tr></table>
274 <br><br>
275
276 2020 April 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.2</b> "Mali Lo&scaron;inj"
277 <br><br>
278 <table><tr><td>
279 Another bug introduced in version 4.9 is fixed: a likely crash<br>
280 after undoing an &lt;Enter&gt; at the end of leading whitespace.
281 </td></tr></table>
282 <br><br>
283
284 2020 March 31 - <b>GNU nano 4.9.1</b> "Sapperdeflap"
285 <br><br>
286 <table><tr><td>
287 Two bugs introduced in version 4.9 are fixed: the cursor<br>
288 getting misplaced when undoing line cuts, and filtering<br>
289 of the whole buffer to a new buffer not working.
290 </td></tr></table>
291 <br><br>
292
293 2020 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.9</b> "die fetten Jahre sind vorbei"
294 <br>
295 <table><tr><td><ul>
296 <li>When justifying a selection, the new paragraph and the<br>
297 succeeding one get the appropriate first-line indent.</li>
298 <li>Trying to justify an empty selection does not crash.</li>
299 <li>Redoing the insertion of an empty file does not crash.</li>
300 <li>On the BSDs and macOS, <tt>^H</tt> has become rebindable again<br>
301 (in most terminal emulators, not on the console).</li>
302 <li>DOS line endings in nanorc files are accepted.</li>
303 <li>Option <tt>--suspend</tt> / 'set suspend' has been renamed to<br>
304 the more logical <tt>--suspendable</tt> / 'set suspendable'.</li>
305 </ul></td></tr></table>
306 <br><br>
307
308 2020 February 7 - <b>GNU nano 4.8</b> "Ja&scaron;ka"
309 <br>
310 <table><tr><td><ul>
311 <li>When something is pasted into nano, auto-indentation is suppressed,<br>
312 and the paste can be undone as a whole with a single <tt>M-U</tt>.</li>
313 <li>When a lock file is encountered during startup, pressing <tt>^C</tt>/Cancel<br>
314 quits nano. (Pressing 'No' just skips the file and continues.)</li>
315 <li>Shift+Meta+letter key combos can be bound with 'bind Sh-M-letter'.<br>
316 Making any such binding dismisses the default behavior of ignoring<br>
317 Shift for all Meta+letter keystrokes.</li>
318 <li>The configuration option <tt>--with-slang</tt> (to be avoided when possible)<br>
319 can now be used only together with <tt>--enable-tiny</tt>.</li>
320 <li>A custom nanorc file can be specified on the command line, with<br>
321 <tt>-f filename</tt> or <tt>--rcfile=filename</tt>.</li>
322 </ul></td></tr></table>
323 <br><br>
324
325 2019 December 23 - <b>GNU nano 4.7</b> "Havikskruid"
326 <br>
327 <table><tr><td><ul>
328 <li>A &lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region only when mark and cursor are<br>
329 on different lines.</li>
330 <li>Two indentations (any mix of tabs and spaces) are considered the<br>
331 same when they look the same (that is: indent to the same level).</li>
332 <li>When using <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> or <tt>^J</tt>, a line will never be broken in<br>
333 its leading whitespace or quoting.</li>
334 <li>The keywords in nanorc files must be in lowercase.</li>
335 </ul></td></tr></table>
336 <br><br>
337
338 2019 November 29 - <b>GNU nano 4.6</b> "And don't you eat that yellow snow"
339 <br>
340 <table><tr><td><ul>
341 <li>The 'formatter' command has returned, bound by default to <tt>M-F</tt>.<br>
342 It allows running a syntax-specific command on the contents of<br>
343 the buffer.</li>
344 <li><tt>^T</tt> will try to run 'hunspell' before 'spell', because it checks<br>
345 spelling for the locale's language and understands UTF-8.</li>
346 <li>Multiple errors or warnings on startup will no longer slow nano<br>
347 down but will be indicated on the status bar with trailing dots.</li>
348 </ul></td></tr></table>
349 <br><br>
350
351 2019 October 4 - <b>GNU nano 4.5</b> "Ko&scaron;ice"
352 <br>
353 <table><tr><td><ul>
354 <li>The new 'tabgives' command allows you to specify per syntax what<br>
355 the &lt;Tab&gt; key should produce: some spaces, a hard TAB, ...</li>
356 <li>The output of <tt>--help</tt> is properly aligned again for all languages.</li>
357 <li>&lt;Tab&gt; will indent a marked region also when <tt>M-}</tt> has been rebound.</li>
358 </ul></td></tr></table>
359 <br><br>
360
361 2019 August 25 - <b>GNU nano 4.4</b> "Hagelslag"
362 <br>
363 <table><tr><td><ul>
364 <li>At startup, the cursor can be put on the first or last occurrence<br>
365 of a string by preceding the filename with <tt>+/string</tt> or <tt>+?string</tt>.</li>
366 <li>When automatic hard-wrapping occurs (<tt>--breaklonglines</tt>), any leading<br>
367 quoting characters will be automatically copied to the new line.</li>
368 <li><tt>M-6</tt> works again also when the cursor is at end of buffer.</li>
369 </ul></td></tr></table>
370 <br><br>
371
372 2019 June 18 - <b>GNU nano 4.3</b> "Musa Kart"
373 <br>
374 <table><tr><td><ul>
375 <li>The ability to read from and write to a FIFO has been regained.</li>
376 <li>Opening a file no longer triggers an inotify CLOSE_WRITE event.</li>
377 <li>Startup time is reduced by fully parsing a syntax only when needed.</li>
378 <li>Asking for help (<tt>^G</tt>) when using <tt>--operatingdir</tt> does not crash.</li>
379 <li>The reading of a huge or slow file can be stopped with <tt>^C</tt>.</li>
380 <li>Cut, zap, and copy operations are undone separately when intermixed.</li>
381 <li><tt>M-D</tt> reports the correct number of lines (zero for an empty buffer).</li>
382 </ul></td></tr></table>
383 <br><br>
384
385 2019 April 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.2</b> "Tax the rich, pay the teachers"
386 <br>
387 <table><tr><td><ul>
388 <li>The integrated spell checker does not crash when 'spell' is missing.</li>
389 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> works also when <tt>--ignorercfiles</tt> is used.</li>
390 <li>Automatic hard-wrapping is more persistent in pushing words to the<br>
391 same overflow line.</li>
392 </ul></td></tr></table>
393 <br><br>
394
395 2019 April 15 - <b>GNU nano 4.1</b> "Qu&eacute; corchos ser&aacute; eso?"
396 <br>
397 <table><tr><td><ul>
398 <li>By default, a newline character is again automatically added at the<br>
399 end of a buffer, to produce valid POSIX text files by default, but<br>
400 also to get back the easy adding of text at the bottom.</li>
401 <li>The now unneeded option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) has been removed.</li>
402 <li>Syntax files are read in alphabetical order when globbing, so that<br>
403 the precedence of syntaxes becomes predictable.</li>
404 <li>In the C syntax, preprocessor directives are highlighted differently.</li>
405 <li><tt>M-S</tt> now toggles soft wrapping, and <tt>M-N</tt> toggles line numbers.</li>
406 <li>The jumpy-scrolling toggle has been removed.</li>
407 <li>The legacy keystrokes <tt>^W^Y</tt> and <tt>^W^V</tt> are recognized again.</li>
408 <li>Executing an external command is disallowed when in view mode.</li>
409 <li>Problems with resizing during external or speller commands were fixed.</li>
410 </ul></td></tr></table>
411 <br><br>
412
413 2019 March 24 - <b>GNU nano 4.0</b> "Thy Rope of Sands"
414 <br>
415 <table><tr><td><ul>
416 <li>An overlong line is no longer automatically hard-wrapped.</li>
417 <li>Smooth scrolling (one line at a time) has become the default.</li>
418 <li>A newline character is no longer automatically added at end of buffer.</li>
419 <li>The line below the title bar is by default part of the editing space.</li>
420 <li>Option <tt>--breaklonglines</tt> (<tt>-b</tt>) turns automatic hard-wrapping back on.</li>
421 <li>Option <tt>--jumpyscrolling</tt> (<tt>-j</tt>) gives the chunky, half-screen scrolling.</li>
422 <li>Option <tt>--finalnewline</tt> (<tt>-f</tt>) brings back the automatic newline at EOF.</li>
423 <li>Option <tt>--emptyline</tt> (<tt>-e</tt>) leaves the line below the title bar unused.</li>
424 <li>&lt;Alt+Up&gt; and &lt;Alt+Down&gt; now do a linewise scroll instead of a findnext.</li>
425 <li>Any number of justifications can be undone (like all other operations).</li>
426 <li>When marked text is justified, it becomes a single, separate paragraph.</li>
427 <li>Option <tt>--guidestripe=&lt;number&gt;</tt> draws a vertical bar at the given column.</li>
428 <li>Option <tt>--fill=&lt;number&gt;</tt> no longer turns on automatic hard-wrapping.</li>
429 <li>When a line continues offscreen, it now ends with a highlighted "&gt;".</li>
430 <li>The halves of a split two-column character are shown as "[" and "]".</li>
431 <li>A line now scrolls horizontally one column earlier.</li>
432 <li>The bindable functions 'cutwordleft' and 'cutwordright' were renamed<br>
433 to 'chopwordleft' and 'chopwordright' as they don't use the cutbuffer.</li>
434 <li>The paragraph-jumping functions were moved from Search to Go-to-Line.</li>
435 <li>Option <tt>--rebinddelete</tt> is able to compensate for more misbindings.</li>
436 <li>Options <tt>--morespace</tt> and <tt>--smooth</tt> are obsolete and thus ignored.</li>
437 <li>The <tt>--disable-wrapping-as-root</tt> configure option was removed.</li>
438 </ul></td></tr></table>
439 <br>
440
441 <pre>
442
443 2018 November 11
444
445 GNU nano 3.2 "Het kromme hout" changes the default binding
446 for the linter to M-B so that the spell checker (^T) can
447 always be used, and changes (when linting) the text in the
448 title bar and the color of the status bar to make linting
449 mode more obvious. It also adds a bindable 'zap' function
450 for deleting a line or marked region without changing the
451 cutbuffer, adds --zap to bind the &lt;Del&gt; and &lt;Backspace&gt;
452 keys to the zap function when something is marked, and
453 hard-binds &lt;Alt+Del&gt; to 'zap'. Furthermore, it shows the
454 cursor also in the help viewer (when --showcursor is used),
455 renames the bindable functions 'prevhistory' to 'older' and
456 'nexthistory' to 'newer' (update your nanorcs when needed),
457 reads the nanorc files also in restricted mode to allow
458 customization by the user (if this should not be allowed,
459 use --ignorercfiles in addition to --restricted), allows
460 in view mode to open also other files (if this should not
461 be allowed, use --restricted in addition to --view), makes
462 resizes respect a relative --fill again, no longer binds
463 F13...F15 by default, properly re-highlights a misspelled
464 word after invoking help in the internal spell checker,
465 and does not skip Unicode characters in string binds.
466
467
468
469 2018 September 18
470
471 GNU nano 3.1 "Je faisais des bonds comme &ccedil;a!" fixes a
472 misbinding of ^H on some terminals and some systems,
473 does not leave stray stuff after the prompt upon exit
474 when having suspended nano while using --constantshow,
475 and does not allow to toggle to Replace in view mode.
476
477
478
479 2018 September 9
480
481 GNU nano 3.0 "Water Flowing Underground" speeds up the
482 reading of a file by seventy percent, roughly doubles the
483 speed of handling ASCII text, changes the way words at line
484 boundaries are deleted, makes &lt;Ctrl+Delete&gt; wipe the next
485 word and &lt;Ctrl+Shift+Delete&gt; the preceding word, binds M-Q
486 to 'findprevious' by default (the Tabs-to-Spaces toggle is
487 placed on M-O, and the More-Space toggle is fully removed),
488 makes an external spell check undoable, shows the correct
489 number of lines on the status bar when opening multiple
490 files, removes the 'formatter' command, removes the
491 'searchagain' bindable function (M-W is now bound to
492 'findnext' by default), moves the No-Convert toggle to the
493 Insert menu, removes the Backup and New-Buffer toggles from
494 the main menu (they remain in the Write-Out and Insert
495 menus, respectively), is more precise in what it accepts as
496 a rebindable key name, ignores any presses of &lt;Esc&gt; before
497 a valid command keystroke, recognizes some more escape
498 sequences for modified editing-pad keys, does not hide
499 rcfile error messages on a Linux console, renames the
500 bindable functions 'copytext' to 'copy' and 'uncut' to
501 'paste', and avoids a possible hang during a Full-Justify.
502
503
504
505 2018 June 2
506
507 GNU nano 2.9.8 "Espresso" brings the ability to filter the
508 buffer (or the marked region) through an external command
509 (^R^X and prefix the command with the pipe symbol, "|"), is
510 better at detecting and maintaining paragraphs, is able to
511 justify //-style comments, fixes a crash when the binding
512 of a key to a string lacks a closing quote, gives feedback
513 about the number of lines written also when prepending or
514 appending, and fixes a couple of bugs with the linter.
515
516
517
518 2018 May 15
519
520 GNU nano 2.9.7 "Hvide Sande" adds the option '--afterends'
521 for making Ctrl+Right (the nextword function) stop at word
522 ends instead of beginnings, accepts multibyte letters for
523 the Yes/No/All answers, does emergency saves of changed
524 buffers in the unlikely event that nano crashes, adds the
525 until-now missing bindable function 'linenumbers', and
526 renames the toggles 'constupdate' to 'constantshow' and
527 'cuttoend' to 'cutfromcursor', for consistency with the
528 corresponding options -- adjust your nanorc files soon.
529
530
531
532 2018 April 27
533
534 GNU nano 2.9.6 "Gomance" fixes a crash in word completion,
535 makes --enable-altrcname work again, improves the fluidity
536 of scrolling when using the touchpad, tweaks the syntaxes
537 for shell scripts and PO files, makes a replacing session
538 go always forward by default, no longer inserts a newline
539 after an external spell check of a selected region, always
540 accepts the English Y and N (and A) at a yes-no prompt in
541 any locale, and solves a few hypothetical bugs.
542
543
544
545 2018 March 29
546
547 GNU nano 2.9.5 "Ki&scaron;a pada" changes the way the Scroll-Up
548 and Scroll-Down commands work (M-- and M-+): instead of
549 keeping the cursor in the same screen position they now
550 keep the cursor in the same text position (if possible).
551 This version further adds a new color name, "normal",
552 which gives the default foreground or background color,
553 which is useful when you want to undo some overzealous
554 painting by earlier syntax regexes. Bug fixes include:
555 a segfault when trying to insert a file in restricted
556 mode, the reading in of a new file being "undoable", a
557 slight miswrapping of help texts when --linenumbers was
558 used, and the shell syntax coloring the word "tar" in
559 file names.
560
561
562
563 2018 March 8
564
565 GNU nano 2.9.4 "Isabel" allows binding a key to a string
566 (any piece of text and/or commands), permits customizing
567 the color of error messages with 'set errorcolor', colors
568 those error messages by default in bright white on red,
569 makes &lt;Enter&gt; at the bottom of the screen scroll just one
570 row when --smooth is used, does not fail when redoing a
571 file insertion, and cancels a Shift-selection when any
572 cursor key is pressed without Shift even when the cursor
573 cannot move. Further, it treats tabs fully the same as
574 spaces when doing automatic hard-wrapping, allows syntax
575 names to be unquoted, and removes two deprecated options
576 and six deprecated bindable function names.
577
578
579
580 2018 January 29
581
582 GNU nano 2.9.3 "C&oacute;rdoba" fixes a segfault with trimblanks
583 that could occur when a typed space caused the word after
584 it to be pushed to the next line. It further makes macros
585 work also when your keyboard still emits escape sequences,
586 adds the options -M and --trimblanks for the command line,
587 recognizes key combos with Shift on a few more terminals,
588 no longer shows dots in certain prompt texts when visible
589 whitespace is turned on, fixes two corner cases when doing
590 replacements in a marked region, allows to open a named
591 pipe again when using --noread, and accurately detects
592 a needed color change when a line contains a start match
593 but not a corresponding end match any more. Plus some
594 other small fry.
595
596
597
598 2018 January 2
599
600 GNU nano 2.9.2 "Pussy Riot" correctly displays the Modified
601 state when undoing/redoing (also when the file was saved
602 somewhere midway), improves the undoing of an automatic
603 linefeed at EOF, fixes a build issue on the BSDs, shows
604 the cursor again when compiled with --withslang, renames
605 the option 'justifytrim' to 'trimblanks' because it will
606 now snip trailing whitespace also while you are typing
607 (and hard-wrapping is enabled), continues pushing words
608 to the next line much longer (when hard-wrapping), makes
609 &lt;Tab&gt; and &lt;Shift+Tab&gt; indent and unindent a marked region,
610 allows unindenting when not all lines are indented, lets a
611 region marked with Shift persist when indenting/unindenting
612 or commenting/uncommenting it, and in those cases excludes
613 the last line of the region when it is not visibly marked
614 (which makes for a more intuitive behavior).
615
616
617
618 2017 November 27
619
620 GNU nano 2.9.1 "Damyatta" fixes a bug where, when the mark
621 is on, ^S would overwrite the file with just the marked
622 region. This release further clears the "Modified" flag
623 when all edits are undone, adds or updates some magic
624 strings, and does not forget when the cursor was last
625 at line 1, column 1.
626
627
628
629 2017 November 18
630
631 GNU nano 2.9.0 "Eta" introduces the ability to record and
632 replay keystrokes (M-: to start and stop recording, M-;
633 to play the macro back), makes ^Q and ^S do something
634 useful by default (^Q starts a backward search, and ^S
635 saves the current file), changes ^W to start always a
636 forward search, shows the number of open buffers (when
637 more than one) in the title bar, no longer asks to press
638 Enter when there are errors in an rc file, retires the
639 options '--quiet' and 'set quiet' and 'set backwards',
640 makes indenting and unindenting undoable, will look in
641 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME for a nanorc file and in $XDG_DATA_HOME
642 for the history files, adds a history stack for executed
643 commands (^R^X), does not overwrite the position-history
644 file of another nano, and fixes a score of tiny bugs.
645
646
647
648 2017 August 27
649
650 GNU nano 2.8.7 "Fragrance" fixes a lockup when tabs are
651 wider than the screen, makes indenting + unindenting
652 more predictable by retaining relative indentations,
653 allows pasting (^U) at a prompt, allows triple quotes
654 in Python to not be followed by a character, does not
655 scroll three pages on a roll of the mouse wheel, binds
656 Alt+Up and Alt+Down to findprevious and findnext, and
657 fixes some hard-to-describe issues with softwrapping
658 and boundary-crossing tabs. Enjoy.
659
660
661
662 2017 July 21
663
664 GNU nano 2.8.6 "Kekul&eacute;" offers a new feature: the ability
665 to do softwrapping between words -- at whitespace --
666 instead of always at the edge of the screen. This can
667 be activated with -a or --atblanks or 'set atblanks'
668 together with the softwrap option. This release further
669 fixes a handful of rare display glitches, fixes a build
670 failure on AIX, harmonizes the quoting rules in the rc
671 files, and renames the option 'cut' to 'cutfromcursor'
672 (please update your nanorc files before 2020).
673
674
675
676 2017 June 25
677
678 GNU nano 2.8.5 "Farouche" avoids a crash when waking from
679 a suspension that was induced from the outside, allows
680 negative line and column numbers on the command line,
681 avoids some flickering when resizing the screen while
682 in the file browser, opens files in the order they were
683 mentioned on the command line, and does not pretend to
684 have woken from suspension when receiving a SIGCONT.
685
686
687
688 2017 May 21
689
690 GNU nano 2.8.4 "Our Version of Events" includes the nanorc
691 man page again.
692
693
694
695 2017 May 18
696
697 GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
698 during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
699 and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
700 searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
701 asks "save anyway?" when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
702
703
704
705 2017 May 4
706
707 GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
708 the ^G help texts searchable with ^W. Apart from that,
709 it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
710 of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
711 without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
712 the screen twice when switching between buffers while
713 line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
714 bug on musl. Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
715 translation updates for fifteen languages.
716
717
718
719 2017 April 12
720
721 GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
722 on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
723 double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
724 shows double-width characters as "&gt;" and "&lt;" when split
725 across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
726 the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
727 of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
728 only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
729 go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
730 support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
731 linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
732 an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
733 in the file browser. Don't sit on your hands.
734
735
736
737 2017 March 31
738
739 GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
740 softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
741 visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
742 logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
743 the start and end of a row, and only when already
744 there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
745 Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
746 of always per logical line. On an entirely different
747 front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
748 on more platforms. In short: there were many internal
749 changes, not many user-visible ones (apart form the
750 new softwrap navigation). The conversion to gnulib
751 was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
752 David Ramsey.
753
754
755
756 2017 February 23
757
758 GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
759 the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
760 when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
761 involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
762 does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
763 no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
764 softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
765 startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
766 standard input. Come tickle my ears.
767
768
769
770 2017 January 10
771
772 GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
773 manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
774 sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
775 more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
776 softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
777 system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
778 the beginning-of-word anchor (\&lt;) in regex searches.
779
780
781
782 2016 December 28
783
784 GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
785 your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
786 newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
787 between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
788 makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
789 Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
790 in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
791 typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
792 Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
793 unlocked file just after saving a new one. That's it.
794 Tastes great with thick butter.
795
796
797
798 2016 December 12
799
800 GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
801 the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
802 a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
803 the current buffer. Besides, this release fixes two bugs
804 related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
805 use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
806 VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
807 during interactive replacing, makes a 'set fill' override
808 an earlier 'set nowrap', properly restores the selected
809 region after an external spell check, and improves a few
810 other tidbits. If you should find any more bugs, please
811 run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
812
813
814
815 2016 October 29
816
817 GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
818 ability to display line numbers beside the text. This can
819 be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
820 or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
821 M-#. The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
822 option 'set numbercolor'. This release furthermore fixes
823 some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
824 in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
825 as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
826 read into it. Come and check it out!
827
828
829
830 2016 September 1
831
832 GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
833 selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
834 Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
835 terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
836 the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces. Not much,
837 but it's time to get it out there.
838
839 With this release we return to GNU. For just a little while
840 we dreamt we were tigers. But we are back in the herd,
841 back to a healthy diet of fresh green free grass.
842
843
844
845 2016 August 10
846
847 nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
848 a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
849 first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
850 holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
851 (when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
852 in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
853 a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
854 bytes when holding down both Alt keys. Sant&eacute;!
855
856
857
858 2016 July 28
859
860 nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
861 keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
862 of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
863 characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
864 word-forming. Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
865 input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
866 must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
867 window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
868 having been suspended, and replaces the beginning-of-line
869 anchor (^) just once per line. There are also several tiny
870 improvements in screen rendering and key handling.
871 Come get your hair tousled!
872
873
874
875 2016 June 27
876
877 nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, but also
878 adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
879 with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
880 includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
881 bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
882 even worth mentioning).
883
884
885
886 2016 June 17
887
888 nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
889 some of them not so little. It improves moving about in
890 the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
891 checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
892 default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
893 shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
894 is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
895 there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
896 when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
897 on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
898 and allows to abort re-searches. Among bunches of other
899 things. It is worth the trouble to upgrade.
900
901 And, with this release, we take leave of the herd...
902 Bye! And thanks for all the grass!
903
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