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Re: [Help-nano] Backward searching

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] Backward searching
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 19:39:09 +0200

Hello Dan,

On Sun, May 21, 2017, at 20:11, -dan d. wrote:
> Looking briefly at what is new in nano 2.8.4 I found a mention of
> a fix for doing a backward search.

To be precise: it wasn't a fix, but just a speedup.

> I didn't find anything in man nano about it.

The "SEE ALSO" section is not to be overlooked.  :)

  man nanorc | grep -C1 backward

> Is this builtin or a key binding?

Searching backward is done by typing ^W M-B, as you
will know.  But it is possible to bind the function
findprevious to some key (M-Q, for example) and then
you can search the next occurrence backwards with a
single keystroke.  See doc/sample.nanorc.

If you want a bindable search-backward function, then
plug a feature request into Savannah.  Or you could try
out  (although I
don't know if it still applies cleanly).


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