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[Nano-devel] the highlighting of text to be replaced is too short

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: [Nano-devel] the highlighting of text to be replaced is too short
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:30:41 +0100
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Thanks for reporting the bug.  (But you should have started a new
thread, a new message, not simply answer to an unrelated one.)

Op 09-02-19 om 14:38 schreef Liu Hao:
> I couldn't find the original context for commit
> 5618189643f285d40f7c92048e59813512d86b48

A link to the context is right there in the commit message:
"This fixes";

> but it apparently breaks something:
> 1. Run 'nano'. This creates a new file.
> 2. Type 'abcdef'.
> 3. Press *Ctrl-\* to enter search & replace mode.
> 4. Type 'abc' in the *Search (to replace)* bar and press *Enter*.
> 5. Type arbitrary text or nothing at all in the *Replace with* bar
>    and press *Enter*.
> 6. Now the character sequence 'ab' is highlighted rather than 'abc'
>    before this commit. This is erroneous as 'ab' does not match 'abc'.

Indeed.  The bug has already been reported by David Ramsey:

And I've uploaded a patch for it:

If you could test that patch and report your findings...


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