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11 <center><b>Overview</b>
12 (<A HREF="overview.php">2.2 release</A>)
13 (<A HREF="overview2.0.php">2.0 release</A>)
14 (<A HREF="overview1.2.php">1.2 release</A>)
15 (<A HREF="overview1.0.php">1.0 release</A>)
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21 <blockquote>The nano project was started because of a few problems with
22 the otherwise wonderfully easy-to-use and friendly Pico text editor.&nbsp;
23 GNU nano aims to emulate Pico while providing extra functionality.&nbsp;
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25 Features of GNU nano:
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31 <font>Autoconf support.</font></li>
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34 <font>Truly free license (GNU GPL).&nbsp;</font></li>
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37 <font>Goto-line# command without a flag.&nbsp;</font></li>
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40 <font>Case-sensitive search function.&nbsp;</font></li>
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43 <font>Interactive search and replace.&nbsp;</font></li>
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46 <font>2/3 - 1/8 size of Pico binary.</font></li>
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51 <font>Slang and ncurses support.</font></li>
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54 <font>Autoindent abillity.</font></li>
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57 <font>Displayed tab width option.&nbsp;</font></li>
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60 <font>Regular expression search and replace.&nbsp;</font></li>
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63 <font>Toggles for command-line flags via Meta keys.&nbsp;</font></li>
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66 <font>Tab completion when reading/writing files.</font>&nbsp;</li>
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71 <p>The main disadvantage is a lack of mailer integration, but this is also
72 a strength.&nbsp;</blockquote>
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