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Re: How to read, in pieces, across a very wide line, eg 432 chars?


From: Damien Wyart
Subject: Re: How to read, in pieces, across a very wide line, eg 432 chars?
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:33:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50

* address@hidden (David Combs) in gnu.emacs.help:
> So, I'd like to march across the line, or sometimes the entire screen
> of such lines, in maybe 80-wide pieces if in a 90-wide window (so each
> piece has some overlap at its start and end).

You might define in elisp a few simple commands going by several chars
or words at once (using forward-char, forward-word and so on), but maybe
a simpler solution is to use the (relatively) recent additions of Emacs
to simplify working with long lines: long line mode and visual line
mode.

More details here:
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/LongLines
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/VisualLineMode
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/LineWrap

-- 
DW


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