After days of development and testing, I am thrilled to announce that the unofficial packaging work of the GNU nano Text Editor has finally reached its release point.
GNU nano is a small, friendly text editor inspired by Pico developed by Chris Allegretta et. al., it is a ncurses-based editor that features a GUI-like interface with feature toggles and a file browser, support for interactive search and replace (with regular expression), syntax highlighting with automatic file type detection, full internationalization, and more.
The main motivation of snapping GNU nano is that I’m a major fan of it and that it has a relatively fast release schedule(Ubuntu 16.04 ships 2.5.3, while it is already 3.2 now). This snap features proper I18N and file auto-detection support, and a workaround to work with your personal nanorc file.
I have contacted the upstream and acknowledged that they are currently unwilling to maintain the snap, we are currently working closely to make this snap as fresh and original as it can be. Enjoy!
How to Install
In a Terminal
Install the Snap Package
sudo snap install nano
Connect the Snap to Optional Interfaces
For editing files under
sudo snap connect nano:removable-media
The Graphical Way
- Packaging recipe source code
- Upstream project
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