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small, friendly text editor inspired by Pico

GNU nano is an easy-to-use text editor originally designed as a replacement for Pico, the ncurses-based editor from the non-free mailer package Pine (itself now available under the Apache License as Alpine).

However, GNU nano also implements many features missing in pico, including:

 - undo/redo
 - line numbering
 - syntax coloring
 - soft-wrapping of overlong lines
 - selecting text by holding Shift
 - interactive search and replace (with regular expression support)
 - a go-to line (and column) command
 - support for multiple file buffers
 - auto-indentation
 - tab completion of filenames and search terms
 - toggling features while running
 - and full internationalization support

Tags: Implemented in: C, User Interface: Text-based Interactive, Role: Program, Scope: scope::utility, suite::gnu, Interface Toolkit: Ncurses TUI, Purpose: Editing, Works with: Text

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alpha (unofficial port) 500.1 kB2,187.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 497.5 kB2,117.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 483.8 kB2,109.0 kB [list of files]
armel 490.5 kB2,107.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 488.5 kB2,051.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 488.4 kB2,111.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 509.2 kB2,163.0 kB [list of files]
i386 508.5 kB2,159.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 498.7 kB2,125.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 509.4 kB2,163.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 489.7 kB2,127.0 kB [list of files]
mips 495.2 kB2,169.0 kB [list of files]
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powerpcspe (unofficial port) 485.2 kB2,151.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 488.5 kB2,217.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 487.4 kB2,153.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 498.5 kB2,177.0 kB [list of files]
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sparc64 (unofficial port) 482.1 kB2,126.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 497.8 kB2,107.0 kB [list of files]