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GNU moe 1.11 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: GNU moe 1.11 released
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 18:12:32 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU moe 1.11.

GNU moe is a powerful, 8-bit clean, console text editor for ISO-8859 and ASCII character encodings. It has a modeless, user-friendly interface, online help, multiple windows, unlimited undo/redo capability, unlimited line length, unlimited buffers, global search/replace (on all buffers at once), block operations, automatic indentation, word wrapping, file name completion, directory browser, duplicate removal from prompt histories, delimiter matching, text conversion from/to UTF-8, romanization, etc.

Moe respects your work. By default it won't automatically add, change, or remove not even one byte in your files. Moe is a WYTIWYG (what you type is what you get) editor.

Moe can easily edit thousands of files at the same time.

The homepage is at

The sources can be downloaded from or from your favorite GNU mirror.

The sha256sum is:
0efbcbcf5a4a8d966541c6cb099ba0ab6416780366dbce82d9ff995a85a5e2f9 moe-1.11.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending '.sig' to the URL. If the 'gpg --verify' command fails because you don't have the required public key, then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 8FE99503132D7742

Key fingerprint = 1D41 C14B 272A 2219 A739  FA4F 8FE9 9503 132D 7742

Changes in version 1.11:

* Begin of text is now correctly defined as the position of the first non-blank character in a line, instead of the first non-whitespace character. This fixes the behavior of 'auto indent' and 'smart home'.

* As some operating systems and terminal emulators intercept the function keys, alternative key sequences have been implemented using Control-A and Control-Q. 'C-a 1' to 'C-a 9' work as F1 to F9. 'C-a 0', 'C-a a', and 'C-a b' work as F10, F11, and F12 respectively. 'C-q 2' works as 'C-q F2'.

* As a consequence of the previous change, Control-A no longer shows the online help.

* The new option '-2, --two-spaces', that tells moe to put two spaces after period when reformatting a paragraph, has been added.

  * The new search sequence '\T' (trailing whitespace) has been added.

  * UTF-8 codes are now shown as Uhhhh, not 0xhhhh.

* The command 'C-s g' (Show global status) now shows the number of buffers being edited, not the number of buffer handles.

* Pressing <Tab> in the file menu now shows the list of matching files even if there is only one, showing that a matching file exists.

* The new command 'C-s b' (toggle clock blinking) has been added. It enables/disables the blinking of the clock dots. Blinking is off by default.

* Recursive load now ignores some more non-text or non-source files by extension; ".bmp", ".elf", ".obj", ".xcf", ".zip", ".info", ".jpeg", ".class".

* The command 'F3' (load file) now shows feedback ( "loading..." ) and may be aborted with Control-C.

* The command Control-X (save and close) now updates the status line before exiting if closing the last buffer handle.

* The command Alt-Z (scroll down) now scrolls until only two lines are visible.

* The command 'C-k w' (write the block to a file) now asks before overwriting an existing file and works when writing from an unnamed read-only buffer.

* The UTF-8 decoder now converts some more characters (mostly Greek) and some alphabetic presentation forms ('ff', 'fi', 'fl', 'ffi', 'ffl', 'ft', and 'st'). It now also converts the 'latin capital letter sharp s (german)' to "SS".

* The emergency save triggered by an abnormal event now only saves non-empty buffers and only once even if any of them has multiple handles.

* The commands needed to set the text console in the right mode for moe have been documented in the manual.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to

Antonio Diaz, GNU moe author and maintainer.

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