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GNU Nano 6 broadens the horizons of the editor and supports more colors

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Complying with the cadence of a major release every year (although this time rushing), we already have among us GNU Nano 6, the new major version of the well-known console text editor that is pre-installed in many Linux distributions.

GNU Nano 6 arrives with some interesting news. To start we have the option ‘–zero’, which allows launching the program so that the title bar, the status bar and the help lines are hidden, thus using all the lines of the terminal as the editing area. The title bar and status bar can be toggled with ‘M-Z’.

Colors can now be specified with three digit hexadecimal numbers following the RGB format, allowing you to choose from 216 index colors. As an alternative, non-handymen handling hexadecimal numbers have fourteen new color names available to them: Pink, Beet, Plum, Sea, Sky, Slate, Teal, Sage, Brown, Ocher, Sand, Fawn, Brick, and Crimson , which in English are rosy, beet, plum, be, sky, slate, teal, sage, brown, ocher, sand, tawny, brick Y crimson.

Sleep is enabled by default as of GNU Nano 6, being callable through the combination ‘^ T ^ Z’ (without quotes). The options ‘–z’, ‘–suspendable’ and ‘set suspendable’ have been marked as obsolete, so they are ignored. If you want to suspend the editor with a click, you can place the phrase “bind ^ Z suspend main” (without quotes) in the file ‘nanorc’.

When hard wrapping is active, pasting just a few words without a line break will cause the hard wrap feature to activate when needed. The word count as displayed by ‘MD’ is affected by the ‘–wordbounds’ option, which if enabled would cause the text editor to count words as the ‘wc’ command would (count words).

To finish with the news, the file with the YAML syntax is now included in the tarball. The language syntax support of this editor has improved in recent times, especially since the previous major version added Ada, Haskell and Markdown.

All the details of GNU Nano 6 are available in the news section of the project’s official website. About the program itself, it can be obtained through the compilation of source code, although seeing the use that the majority give it, it is very likely that its update is urgent only for a few. As is usual in these contexts, the distributions rolling release Y bleeding edge They leave with advantage to receive it earlier through a standard update.

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