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This project is part of the GNU Project.

GNU nano is a small and simple text editor for use in a terminal. Besides basic editing, it supports: undo/redo, syntax highlighting, spell checking, justifying, auto-indentation, bracket matching, interactive search-and-replace (with regular expressions), and the editing of multiple files.

Registration Date: Sat 05 Jan 2002 08:23:47 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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GNU nano 2.7.0 was released
     posted by bens, Mon 05 Sep 2016 06:37:53 PM UTC - 0 replies

The first nano where you can select text by holding Shift together with the movement keys. (This doesn't work on all terminal emulators, but works fine on a Linux consolse, on an xterm, and on a Gnome Terminal. If you have problems on your terminal, maybe you can configure things differently. Otherwise, ask its developers to make those key combos configurable.)

Now on Twitter and Facebook and Happy 10th Birthday nano
     posted by astyanax, Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:21:39 PM UTC - 0 replies

You can now follow nano on Twitter ( or become a fan on Facebook ( and receive updates about recent nano releases and our recent 10 year anniversary!

Nano development status
     posted by astyanax, Fri 07 Mar 2008 04:33:51 AM UTC - 0 replies

GNU nano 2.0.7 was released on December 20th, 2007.

On that same day, David Lawrence Ramsey stepped down as nano's maintainer. All of us express our sincerest appreciation to David for his years of dedication and contributions to the project, ...

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GNU nano 1.2.0 released!
     posted by jordi, Thu 20 Feb 2003 10:15:28 AM UTC - 0 replies

The GNU nano team is proud to announce the new stable version 1.2 of their easy to use text editor, after more than a year of development. Improvements include multibuffer editing, nanorc support for easier customization, enhanced help, syntax highlighting, DOS/Mac file type conversion, generation of backup files, search/replace history and more.

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