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Old 09-17-2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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GNU Nano 3.0 - backspace removes whole words instead of single characters?


Hi, upgraded to nano 3.0 on slackware -current recently. Went to use it for something today, and backspace is now deleting entire strings/words ?

How can i revert to the normal behavior, assuming some default setting was changed? ie; i'd like the backspace key to remove a single character.
 
Old 09-17-2018, 02:58 PM   #2
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Also, i have noticed i can delete a single character with ctrl+backspace, however i would like these binds reversed, i just can't seem to find what to set.
 
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Well not sure what the problem was, but i just updated to nano 3.1, and also installed the default /etc/nanorc, problem is fixed now.
 
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my nano recently updated to 3.0 and i do not see this behavior either way.
Backspace always deletes one character to the left, with or without Ctrl.
Delete deletes one character to the right, and a whole word with Ctrl.
 
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my nano recently updated to 3.0 and i do not see this behavior either way.
Backspace always deletes one character to the left, with or without Ctrl.
Delete deletes one character to the right, and a whole word with Ctrl.
Well, all i kn ow is that i've had the same /etc/nanorc for about 5-6 years lol. Maybe something changed relating to that file. But it's all working now.
 
Old 09-22-2018, 02:10 AM   #6
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i've had the same /etc/nanorc for about 5-6 years lol. Maybe something changed relating to that file.
definitely did, i recently (few months back) found that out between a debian jessie and an arch linux version. but there was a huge difference in version numbers there.
 
  


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