nano in macOS High Sierra


One thing I forgot to mention with High Sierra was what nano version it ships with. I haven’t used nano for a long time, but I’ve referenced it as a bellwether on Rubenerd over the years to show how fresh bundled macOS software is.

The current version is 2.9.2. Firing it up on my 10.13.3 box:

GNU nano 2.0.6

I must have made a typo with my El Capitan post in 2015 when I said that shipped with 2.0.9. Either way, is another overused phrase. It also means no update in at least a decade.

Vim fared better:

VIM - Vi IMproved
version 8.0.642

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