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Re: [Help-nano] Using shift+arrows to select text

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] Using shift+arrows to select text
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2018 20:29:53 +0200
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Op 05-10-18 om 19:47 schreef Javier Valencia:
> I forgot to mention the changelog line that refers to this feature:
> 2007.04.06
>   GNU nano 2.0.4 heralds the dawn.  This release contains
>   proper support for the Ctrl-[arrow key], Shift-[arrow
>   key], and F13-F16 keys under Xfce's Terminal.  It also
>   adds still more minor documentation updates.  Enjoy.

Sorry, Javier, but that entry just means that nano would recognize the
escape sequences for Shift+arrow (and would react as if simply the arrow
key itself had been typed).

The actual entry introducing Shift selection is this:

  Changes between v2.6.3 and v2.7.0:
      new feature: allow text selection by holding Shift with the cursor keys

Or from the NEWS file:

2016.09.01 - GNU nano 2.7.0 "Suni" adds a new feature: allowing text to
             be selected by holding Shift together with the cursor keys.

So, you will need at least nano-2.7.0 for Shift selection to work.
Better: a more recent version (3.1 or 2.9.8), to have more bugs fixed.


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