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This software 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 5.9 was released
     posted by bens, Thu 07 Oct 2021 10:03:14 AM UTC

Version 5.5 brought the option --minibar, for a minimized user interface, and version 5.6 brought the spotlighting of a search match, in black on yellow by default.  Subsequent versions added a few minor things and fixed some bugs.

GNU nano 5.2 was released
     posted by bens, Tue 25 Aug 2020 06:50:50 AM UTC

Version 5.0 brought: direct access to the "Execute Command" prompt, the ability to place and jump to anchors, the --indicator option for showing a kind of scrollbar, nine new color names plus the "italic" attribute, and several major internal changes.  Versions 5.1 and 5.2 then fixed the bugs that these changes had caused along the way.

GNU nano 4.0 was released
     posted by bens, Wed 27 Mar 2019 06:36:29 PM UTC

This version breaks with the close compatibility with Pico: nano no longer hard-wraps the current line by default when it becomes overlong, and uses smooth scrolling by default, plus two other minor changes.  Further, in 3.0 indenting and unindenting became undoable, and now, with 4.0, also justifications have become undoable (to any depth), making that all of the user's actions are now undoable and redoable (with the M-U and M-E keystrokes).

GNU nano 2.9.7 was released
     posted by bens, Mon 21 May 2018 10:36:33 AM UTC

Accumulated changes over the last five releases include: the ability to bind a key to a string (text and/or escape sequences), a default color of bright white on red for error messages, an improvement to the way the Scroll-Up and Scroll-Down commands work, and the new --afterends option to make Ctrl+Right (next word) stop at the end of a word instead of at the beginning.  Check it out.

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