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06 Apr 2007 09:12 Echtor

ty
Nice thanks.. i love it :)

13 Mar 2007 15:33 csaveanu

excellent performance on very large files
Congratulations for the nano developers! A long time nano user for small tasks, I discovered today the syntax highlighting abilities and all the features that can be activated with the .nanorc file. This is simply amazing. Nano also saved my day when it allowed me to edit a very large text file that neither SciTE (an excellent editor by itself, that I use for writing code since it does auto-complete in a very useful way) nor powerful vim (in the user-friendly Cream incarnation) wanted to handle gracefully.

Having auto-completion would push nano at the top of the text editors list for me. It is almost there with all the features and its no-nonsense interface. Thank you very much.

Cosmin

06 Apr 2005 17:41 StarDragonII

Replace Capability Question
Hello,

Just wondering is there capability to do replacements with special characters such as newlines, and EOF? Kinda like doing s/^/ / in vi.

27 Nov 2004 15:18 astyanax

Re: Scroll with cursor still broken


> The bug: - When at the very bottom of

> the edit window, do_wrap goes berserk

> and

> puts the cursor somewhere bad;

> subsequent keystrokes crash the program

> (14) [FIXED, mostly]

>

> is still present for me and is a show

> stopper. This problem makes the editor

> unusable. While it does not crash for

> me, the screen is so jumbled that one

> has to exit and start over being careful

> to use only page up and down untill

> reaching the point of edit, then resume

> with page up and down. Big pain.

> Sometimes even page up and down foul the

> screen.

>

> This is present in both the stable and

> development versions. It occurs on all

> my linux boxes - Fedora Core 2 and 3,

> SuSE 9.1 and 9.2 and SLES 9.

Please consider emailing the development team about this, or filing a bug report. The Savannah page for nano is at http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/nano.

27 Nov 2004 14:07 shancock

Scroll with cursor still broken
The bug: - When at the very bottom of the edit window, do_wrap goes berserk and

puts the cursor somewhere bad; subsequent keystrokes crash the program

(14) [FIXED, mostly]

is still present for me and is a show stopper. This problem makes the editor unusable. While it does not crash for me, the screen is so jumbled that one has to exit and start over being careful to use only page up and down untill reaching the point of edit, then resume with page up and down. Big pain. Sometimes even page up and down foul the screen.

This is present in both the stable and development versions. It occurs on all my linux boxes - Fedora Core 2 and 3, SuSE 9.1 and 9.2 and SLES 9.

21 Nov 2002 16:20 spiritlover

Re: cut'n'paste

>
> % I can't paste into nano, tho I can
> with % % pico.
> I'm assuming you mean paste from X
> window? nano should not be interfering
> with your normal X mouse actions...I'm
> curious, what version of nano are you
> using, and with what distribuion of
> Linux/*BSD/WIndows/etc? Also, what
> terminal program are you running nano
> in? Thanks much.


Yeah...it's rather weird, apparently it's only in certain contexts.
Cuz I have had the problem go either way...I'm rather confused, cuz this time I tried it and nano would do it but not pico. But last time it was the other way 'round.
It's GNU nano version 1.0.0 (compiled 23:01:44, Oct 27 2002)
Compiled options:

on a slackware 8.1 system. Which actually has multiple other problems but none of them have to do with terminals or text-editors. ;)

I usually use eterm or aterm (aterm is to eterm what nano is to pico ;) ).

I'm not absolute certain anymore which one is the problem, nano or pico. I'm thinking nano was the one I had the prob with originally so what just happened was messed up. *shrug*

sl

01 Nov 2002 16:26 astyanax

Re: cut'n'paste

> I can't paste into nano, tho I can with
> pico.
> Any solution available, and/or has
> anyone else
> had this same problem?
> thanks


Hello,

I'm assuming you mean paste from X window? nano should not be interfering with your normal X mouse actions...I'm curious, what version of nano are you using, and with what distribuion of Linux/*BSD/WIndows/etc? Also, what terminal program are you running nano in? Thanks much.

01 Nov 2002 01:17 spiritlover

cut'n'paste
I can't paste into nano, tho I can with pico.
Any solution available, and/or has anyone else
had this same problem?
thanks

20 Feb 2001 03:53 lim3gr3en

very good work, but...
I use nano very often because it's really light.
I'm still waiting for some improvements, such as
the possibility to run shell commands directly
from nano. Also the italian translation is not
really excellent: some labels in the menu are too
long, so they are cut in a bad way.
Nonetheless, very good job!

01 Feb 2001 08:58 lanekr

Re: Pico Clone

> Excellent clone. It have same
> functionality as the regular Pico
> without the pesky Pine program and all
> the baggage that came with it.
>
> Excellent editor to give to newbie
> shell account holders who want to use
> text editor but want pico, not Vi like
> us power trippers.


There are enough situations in which lighter, tinier tools are the most
practical ones, eventually. (And: not just for the newbies only.) Nano is
a fast, understatement, 80/20 editor. (A la pico, yes ... it works, e.g.,
beautifully with pine and mutt.) I am impressed too. Indeed, I have
switched from pico to nano. (Last but not least, it's free.)


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