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GNU nano
Pico clone for *NIX

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.


Online documentation available at

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium2 January 2017

Leaders and contributors

Chris Allegretta Maintainer
Benno Schulenberg Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking E-mail
User & Developer Download
Developer VCS Repository Webview
User & Developer Download
Developer Homepage
Support E-mail
Debian Homepage
Guix Download
Help E-mail
NetBSD Homepage
Gentoo Homepage
Developer E-mail
FreeBSD Homepage

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Curses library (author recommends ncurses)
Weak prerequisite gettext

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 February 2017.


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