[Arm-netbook] EOMA68-A20 2.7.4 pre-production prototypes received and working

Erik Auerswald auerswal at unix-ag.uni-kl.de
Fri Jun 23 07:52:03 BST 2017


On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:28:21AM +0200, Philip Hands wrote:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> writes:
> >
> >  yes.  i am constantly having to hand-edit people's replies to add
> > line-breaks.  it's been amazingly tedious.
> Does whatever is your favoured editor not have a widget for that sort of
> thing?

I usually use 'fmt' to create line-breaks semi-automatically. Many text
editors for Unix like systems (e.g. vi) allow to invoke external programs
as filters to manipulate (part of) the text.

Example for vim to insert line-breaks into the current line:


Example for vim to re-adjust line-breaks of a paragraph:


But you all knew this already anyway. ;)

It still is more tedious to have to adjust the text for a reply than to
just have a nicely formatted plain text mail to start with.

Unix is simple and coherent, but it takes a genius - or at any rate a
programmer - to understand and appreciate the simplicity.
                        -- Dennis Ritchie

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