Nano 3.0 Text Editor Released - Reads Files 70% Faster, ~2x Faster ASCII Text Handling
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 9 September 2018 at 08:49 AM EDT. 25 Comments
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For fans of the Nano text editor, version 3.0 was released today with some significant performance improvements among other enhancements for this common Linux command-line program.

Highlights for GNU Nano 3.0 include:

- Nano 3.0 can read files about 70% faster.

- The handling of ASCII text is about twice as fast as earlier releases.

- Ctrl+Delete now wipes the next word while Ctrl+Shift+Delete wipes the previous word.

- Various other keybinding changes as well as toggle changes.

- Nano 3.0 recognizes more escape sequences.

- A possible hang fix and other improvements.

More details on Nano 3.0 are available from
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