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11 <center><b>Overview</b></center><br>
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13 (<A HREF="overview.php">2.2 release</A>)
14 (<A HREF="overview2.0.php">2.0 release</A>)
15 (<A HREF="overview1.2.php">1.2 release</A>)
16 (<A HREF="overview1.0.php"><b>1.0 release</b></A>)
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22 <blockquote>The nano project was started because of a few problems with
23 the otherwise wonderfully easy-to-use and friendly Pico text editor.&nbsp;
24 GNU nano aims to emulate Pico while providing extra functionality.&nbsp;
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26 Features of GNU nano:
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32 <font>Autoconf support.</font></li>
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35 <font>Truly free license (GNU GPL).&nbsp;</font></li>
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38 <font>Goto-line# command without a flag.&nbsp;</font></li>
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41 <font>Case-sensitive search function.&nbsp;</font></li>
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44 <font>Interactive search and replace.&nbsp;</font></li>
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47 <font>2/3 - 1/8 size of Pico binary.</font></li>
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52 <font>Slang and ncurses support.</font></li>
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55 <font>Autoindent abillity.</font></li>
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58 <font>Displayed tab width option.&nbsp;</font></li>
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61 <font>Regular expression search and replace.&nbsp;</font></li>
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64 <font>Toggles for command-line flags via Meta keys.&nbsp;</font></li>
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67 <font>Tab completion when reading/writing files.</font>&nbsp;</li>
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72 <p>The main disadvantage is a lack of mailer integration, but this is also
73 a strength.&nbsp;</blockquote>
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