./editors/nano, Small and friendly text editor (a free replacement for Pico)

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 2.8.4, Package name: nano-2.8.4, Maintainer: wiedi

GNU `nano' is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text
editing, `nano' offers many extra features like an interactive search
and replace, goto line number, auto-indentation, feature toggles,
internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

The original goal for `nano' was a complete bug-for-bug compatible
emulation of Pico, but consistency is now a slightly higher priority.

Nano does not have the restrictive license problems of Pico.

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Required to build:

Package options: wide-curses

Master sites:

SHA1: 83ac3285e50690205011a822eadb42709c0fb2f3
RMD160: d580988caf89c3dd90587f7d8512bce25fd8e252
Filesize: 1408.148 KB

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   2017-06-10 18:07:24 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Update nano to 2.8.4

2017.05.21 - GNU nano 2.8.4 includes the nanorc man page again.

2017.05.18 - GNU nano 2.8.3 "Hirsch" fixes a misplacement of the spotlight
		during interactive replacing, avoids build failures on AIX
		and Solaris, fixes a crash on Solaris, speeds up backwards
		searching, improves PHP syntax highlighting, and no longer
		asks “save anyway?” when the user ^Q discards the buffer.
   2017-05-09 17:29:15 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update nano to 2.8.2

2017.05.04 - GNU nano 2.8.2 "Krats" adds another new feature: it makes
		the ^G help texts searchable with ^W.  Apart from that,
		it fixes a crash when resizing the window in the middle
		of verbatim input, avoids an unlikely crash when used
		without UTF-8 support in some locales, avoids redrawing
		the screen twice when switching between buffers while
		line numbers are active, and works around a coloring
		bug on musl.  Plus tweaks to the documentation; plus
		translation updates for fifteen languages.
   2017-04-19 00:06:20 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Update editors/nano to 2.8.1

2017.04.12 - GNU nano 2.8.1 "Ellert" fixes build failures on MacOS and
		on musl, fixes scrolling problems in softwrap mode when
		double-width characters on row boundaries are involved,
		shows double-width characters as ">" and "<" when split
		across two rows, moves the cursor more predictably (at
		the cost of sometimes putting it on the second "half"
		of a character), avoids creating lines that consist of
		only blanks when using autoindent, makes ^Home and ^End
		go to the start and end of the file (on terminals that
		support those keystrokes), places the cursor better when
		linting, lets the linter ask only once whether to open
		an included file, and adds bindings for ^Up and ^Down
		in the file browser.  Don't sit on your hands.

2017.03.31 - GNU nano 2.8.0 "Axat" makes it easier to move around in
		softwrapped lines: the Up and Down keys now step from
		visual row to visual row instead of jumping between
		logical lines, and the Home and End keys now move to
		the start and end of a row, and only when already
		there, then to the start and end of the logical line.
		Furthermore, the screen can now scroll per row instead
		of always per logical line.  On an entirely different
		front: nano now makes use of gnulib, to make it build
		on more platforms.  In short: there were many internal
		changes, not many user-visible ones (apart from the
		new softwrap navigation).  The conversion to gnulib
		was done by Mike Frysinger, the softwrap overhaul by
		David Ramsey.
   2017-03-20 06:05:27 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
GNU nano 2.7.5 "Nijntje" can properly search and replace
the \B and \b regex anchors, correctly repaints things
when multiline regexes with identical start and end are
involved, fixes a crash with zero-length regex matches,
does replacements at the edges of a marked region right,
no longer hides double-width characters at the head of
softwrapped rows, displays at most three warnings at
startup, and documents the ability to read a file from
standard input.  Come tickle my ears.
   2017-01-22 03:04:15 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update editors/nano to 2.7.4

2017.01.10 - GNU nano 2.7.4 "Red dress" undoes deletions in an orderly
		manner again (bug was introduced in previous version),
		sets the preferred x position for vertical movements
		more consistently, avoids some scrolling problems in
		softwrap mode, installs the Info manual also when your
		system lacks 'makeinfo', and corrects the behavior of
		the beginning-of-word anchor (\<) in regex searches.

2016.12.28 - GNU nano 2.7.3 "Ontbijtkoek" wipes away a handful of bugs:
		your editor is now able to handle filenames that contain
		newlines, avoids a brief flash of color when switching
		between buffers that are governed by different syntaxes,
		makes the Shift+Ctrl+Arrow keys select text again on a
		Linux console, is more resistant against malformations
		in the positionlog file, and does not crash when ^C is
		typed on systems where it produces the code KEY_CANCEL.
		Oh, and it no longer mistakenly warns about editing an
		unlocked file just after saving a new one.  That's it.
		Tastes great with thick butter.
   2016-12-15 00:41:16 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Update editors/nano to 2.7.2

2016.12.12 - GNU nano 2.7.2 "Shemesh! Shemesh!" brings another feature:
		the ability to complete with one keystroke (^] by default)
		a fragment of a word to a full word existing elsewhere in
		the current buffer.  Besides, this release fixes two bugs
		related to using line numbers in softwrap mode, allows to
		use the PageUp and PageDown keys together with Shift on
		VTE-based terminals, stops the help lines from flickering
		during interactive replacing, makes a "set fill" override
		an earlier "set nowrap", properly restores the selected
		region after an external spell check, and improves a few
		other tidbits.  If you should find any more bugs, please
		run 'man nano | grep bugs' and report them there.
   2016-11-04 22:24:22 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update editors/nano to 2.7.1

2016.10.29 - GNU nano 2.7.1 "Leuven" adds an often-asked-for feature: the
		ability to display line numbers beside the text.  This can
		be activated with -l or --linenumbers on the command line,
		or with 'set linenumbers' in your nanorc, or toggled with
		M-#.  The coloring of these numbers can be chosen via the
		option 'set numbercolor'.  This release furthermore fixes
		some bugs with scrolling in softwrap mode, is more strict
		in the parsing of key rebindings, and marks a new buffer
		as modified when the output of a command (^R ^X) has been
		read into it.  Come and check it out!

2016.09.01 - GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to be
		selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.
		Besides that, nano now works also when run in very tiny
		terminals (down to one line, one column), and improves
		the handling of the prompt in cramped spaces.  Not much,
		but it's time to get it out there.

2016.08.10 - nano 2.6.3 "Marika" makes the Ctrl+Arrow keys work also on
		a Linux virtual console, takes as verbatim only the very
		first keystroke after M-V, removes any lock files that it
		holds when dying, doesn't abort when a word contains digits
		(when using the default speller), fixes a small sorting bug
		in the file browser, makes searching case-insensitively in
		a UTF-8 locale a little faster, and doesn't enter invalid
		bytes when holding down both Alt keys.  Santé!

2016.07.28 - nano 2.6.2 "Le vent nous portera" adds two new features: the
		keystrokes Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for jumping between blocks
		of text, and the option 'wordchars' for specifying which
		characters (beside alphanumeric ones) should be considered
		word-forming.  Further, it provides feedback during Unicode
		input (M-V followed by a six-digit hexadecimal number which
		must start with 0 or 10), avoids a crash when resizing the
		window during Verbatim input, doesn't drop a keystroke after
		having been suspended, and replaces the	beginning-of-line
		anchor (^) just once per line.  There are also several tiny
		improvements in screen rendering and key handling.  Come get
		your hair tousled!

2016.06.27 - nano 2.6.1 "Stampede" is chiefly a translation update, \ 
but also
		adds one little feature (the ability to use negative numbers
		with Go To Line: -1 meaning the first line from the bottom),
		includes syntax highlighting for Rust, and fixes three tiny
		bugs (but in such far corners of the editor that they aren't
		even worth mentioning).
   2016-06-19 12:43:34 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (1) | Package updated
Log message:
Update editors/nano to 2.6.0

2016.06.17 - nano 2.6.0 "Rubicon" fixes more than fifty little bugs -- and
		some of them not so little.  It improves moving about in
		the file browser, corrects failings of the internal spell
		checker, adds a new feature (comment/uncomment lines, with
		default binding M-3), makes some error messages clearer,
		shows more of a file when positionlog is used and the cursor
		is near the end, displays all error messages at startup if
		there are multiple ones, does not misinterpret keystrokes
		when typing very fast, is less eager to trim the filename
		on narrow terminals, speeds up case-insensitive searches,
		and allows to abort re-searches.  Among bunches of other
		things.  It is worth the trouble to upgrade.