Wrapping long lines
fperez528 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 21 02:06:13 CEST 2002
Will Stuyvesant wrote:
> Sometimes they send me a file, for me to read, and it has very long
> lines. Their editor--from--hell just puts a whole paragraph into one
> line! Recognize the problem?
> So here is yet another python newbie script for yet another silly
Nothing wrong with reinventing the wheel, it's good practice and teaches a
lot. But I'm sure you've heard of `fmt` and its ilk for this problem. For
fancier stuff where fmt isn't enough, pr typically can do the job.
$ fmt nasty_file | less
is often all you need.
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