GNU nano is an open source command-line software that helps users to edit text files on the Linux shell. The project was originally started as a replacement of the easy-to-use and user-friendly Pico text editor.
The GNU nano editor is an official GNU package and it aims to solve the problems users had with the Pico text editor, as well as to add extra functionality.
Among its features, we can mention customizable key bindings, 'soft' line wrapping, full undo and redo support, pager support, abortable searching, faster syntax highlighting for complicated regular expressions, warnings for non-writable files, as well as more syntax highlighting examples, including Fortran, OCaml, objC, and Makefiles.
- Issues with the new sped-up syntax highlighting code were corrected.
- Other fixes include configure-time detection of groff HTML support before attempting to generate the HTML version of man pages.
- Using ~ or ~username syntax in .nanorc should now work again.
- Also, nano will now only ask for one acknowledgment of errors it encounters when parsing nanorc files, and a new -q (--quiet) flag will silence these messages altogether.