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GNU nano: Overview  

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The nano project was started because of a few problems with the otherwise wonderfully easy-to-use and friendly Pico text editor.  GNU nano aims to emulate Pico while providing extra functionality. 

Features of GNU nano:
  • Autoconf support.
  • Truly free license (GNU GPL). 
  • Goto-line# command without a flag. 
  • Case-sensitive search function. 
  • Interactive search and replace. 
  • 2/3 - 1/8 size of Pico binary.
  • Slang and ncurses support.
  • Autoindent abillity.
  • Displayed tab width option. 
  • Regular expression search and replace. 
  • Toggles for command-line flags via Meta keys. 
  • Tab completion when reading/writing files. 
  • The main disadvantage is a lack of mailer integration, but this is also a strength. 

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