Nano 2.4.0 problem

Tony Baechler tony at
Mon Apr 27 08:25:36 UTC 2015


Well, that was interesting.  Pressing M-y as you suggest helped slightly,
but it still repeated the first line of text when I pressed Enter.  Using
TERM=dumb gave an error that it can't open terminal dumb.  Using TERM=vt100
made no obvious difference.  I think you're at least partially onto
something though as M-y did help, but it's still redrawing at least the
first line of entered text when I press Enter to go to the next line.  Also,
all of my servers are running bash, so it isn't a shell issue.  The only
thing I changed was Nano from 2.2.6 to 2.4.0 without changing the Curses

On 2015-04-26 10:33 AM, Tim Chase wrote:
> On April 26, 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> When I enter text, it repeats everything on the screen.  For
>> example, if I have a bit of text like the following:
> Does using Meta+Y (in most environments, that's the same as Alt+Y)
> clear up matters? That should be the "toggle syntax coloring on/off"
> command.  If it does, then I suspect that the syntax coloring is
> redrawing something when it shouldn't need to.
> Alternatively, you might try launching it with something like either
>   $ TERM=vt100 nano somefile.txt
> or
>   $ TERM=dumb nano somefile.txt
> If not, then there might be something else going on and I'd have to
> do a bit more testing.

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