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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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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 666.6 kB2,912.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 673.5 kB2,804.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 665.5 kB2,848.0 kB [list of files]
armel 658.3 kB2,790.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 661.0 kB2,718.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 661.2 kB2,792.0 kB [list of files]
i386 684.5 kB2,850.0 kB [list of files]
ia64 (unofficial port) 702.0 kB3,137.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 664.6 kB2,806.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 667.6 kB2,933.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 677.2 kB2,976.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 682.2 kB2,912.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 677.2 kB2,780.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 676.8 kB2,844.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 689.6 kB2,784.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 655.4 kB3,558.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 674.5 kB2,790.0 kB [list of files]