ActivePython word wrap in Shell or PythonWin during list printout
BrianQ at ActiveState.com
Wed Jul 11 19:06:06 EDT 2001
> I am running the latest Python from ActiveState and I have a
> problem that when I print a long list (Like dir()), the entire list
> prints out on one line and I have to scroll over to read it.
> Is there an environment setting to force word wrap at
> a certain line length?
> Or is there a list function that can take a list and
> pretty print it with word wrap.
You could try something like this:
def __init__(self, width=80):
self.stdout = sys.stdout
self.width = width
def write(self, buffer):
for line in buffer.split('\n'):
self.stdout.write(line[0:self.width] + '\n')
line = line[self.width:]
sys.stdout = stdoutwrapper(100)
print 'This is a very long test' * 1000
I didn't really test this so be careful. Also note how I don't do the
right thing if the buffer doesn't end in a newline.
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