[arch-dev-public] nano -w (was: Re: [signoff] nano 2.0.8-1)

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 12:42:37 EDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/28 Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com>:
>> 2008/9/4 Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
>>> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Eduardo Romero <k3nsai at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 14:57 +0200, Andreas Radke wrote:
>>>>> I have disabled all line wrapping to prevent broken config files like
>>>>> this: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11290
>>>>> -Please signoff (also ncurses related)
>>>>> -Andy
>>>> Just a thought, and I hope is not too late. Wouldn't it be better to
>>>> make the installer use 'nano -w' instead of just 'nano'? We have just
>>>> removed a functionality from the nano package by disabling line wrapping
>>>> from the package itself. Also, I'm having a hard time getting used to
>>>> not type, 'nano -w' when I want to edit a file, that command just
>>>> doesn't work anymore.
>>> I apparently had line wrapping turned on in my /etc/nanorc too that
>>> yelled at me. I kinda agree with Eduardo here. Maybe we should
>>> re-enable this.
>> There's a bug about missing -w in installer:
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11468
>> So should we add -w to installer and re-enable word-wrapping in nano,
>> or should I close this bugreport as "Fixed" now?
> I've just closed it as a duplicate of http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11290
> but still the proper fix would be to use nano -w in installer
> instead of disabling -w in nano, IMO.

Or maybe we should use "wrap" in the default nanorc?

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