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[Nano-devel] [patch] exit without saving the buffer

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: [Nano-devel] [patch] exit without saving the buffer
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:17:38 +0100

On Sun, Nov 15, 2015, at 18:16, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015, at 08:11, Mike Brown wrote:
> > Feature request:
> > 
> >    At the write file prompt, allow a control key to exit
> >    without saving, e.g. ^X or ^Y.
> Yes, I like that one.  I wouldn't use ^X though (too close
> to ^C, too easy to discard the file when you just meant to
> cancel the save), nor ^Y (feels too much like "Yes, save").
> I was thinking of ^Q (Quit), but sounds too much like quitting
> the entire program.  ^A (Abandon), ^D (Discard), ^K (Kill-it)
> are already used for editing the filename.  So I would suggest
> ^R (Reject, Rubbish) or ^J (Junk-it).

Attached patch adds this feature.  It uses ^Q after all, because
^R is too close to ^T, and in this submenu Meta is only used for
toggles, Ctrl is used for actions -- so M-R would be out of style.

Comments welcome.

> > The goal is to make it easier to exit a 'nano -t' session without saving,
> Well... in the upcoming release the behaviour of ^O with --tempfile
> has been made the same as in Pico.  That means that there is no way
> to abandon an edited buffer except by killing nano.  Maybe we need
> to reconsider this.

It has been reverted in current SVN.


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