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bug #35214: nano 2.2.6 binary not working in Windows

Submitted by:  Andrew Pennebaker <mcandre>
Submitted on:  Mon 02 Jan 2012 02:00:48 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sat 09 Jan 2016 04:45:26 PM UTC, comment #3:

Closing -- the 2.2.x series is no longer supported.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Wed 12 Sep 2012 04:15:30 PM UTC, comment #2:

If you set %TERM% to "cygwin", nano and vi begin working normally. I updated the installer to automatically set %TERM% so that nano works out of the box.

Fixed installer:

Andrew Pennebaker <mcandre>
Mon 02 Jan 2012 02:32:09 AM UTC, comment #1:

Ivanov created a working binary of nano 2.2.5 for Windows. Works on my machine.

I wrapped it in a simple MSI installer (automatically adds nano to PATH, etc.) for anyone who's interested.



Andrew Pennebaker <mcandre>
Mon 02 Jan 2012 02:00:48 AM UTC, original submission:

The nano.exe binary released at http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.2/NT/nano-2.2.6.zip does not seem to run in Windows.

C:\>wget http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.2/NT/nano-2.2.6.zip
C:\>unzip nano-2.2.6.zip
C:\>cd nano-2.2.6\

Redirection is not supported.

C:\nano-2.2.6\>nano README.TXT

Redirection is not supported.

C:\nano-2.2.6\>nano nano.log

Redirection is not supported.

Andrew Pennebaker <mcandre>


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