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Re: [Groff] Attaching a string to the beginning of each line?

From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Subject: Re: [Groff] Attaching a string to the beginning of each line?
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:28:19 +1030
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On Sunday, 10 November 2002 at 11:29:23 +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>> I'm currently thinking about how to simulate email replies in groff.
>> Things like:
>> Bob said:
>>> Fred said:
>>>> Bill opined:
>>>>> Foo
>>>> Bar
>>> Baz
>> I know about vertical position traps, but is there an easier way to
>> generate the > characters at the beginning of the line?
> Do you want the text filled, i.e. re-formatted to the current line
> length, or left along with the line breaks of the original email?

Yes, it needs to be filled.  Otherwise it would be trivial.

Basically what I'm looking for is something like a filled indent:
normally an indent just has spaces on the left, but I want >

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