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Re: [vile] Is there a way to apply CTRL-Af} to the whole of a file when

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [vile] Is there a way to apply CTRL-Af} to the whole of a file when it's loaded?
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:25:35 -0500

james wrote:
 > On Wed, 5 Dec 2012, Chris Green wrote:
 > > I'd like to do a sort of CTRL-Af} filter on a file as it's fed into vile
 > > when I reply to an E-Mail using mutt.  This would reformat the long
 > > lines that a few systems produce into nicely formatted paragraphs, using
 > > the filter above means that the '>' quote markers are preserved.

would this work?

in .vilerc:

    store-procedure format-all
        format-til goto-end-of-file

on the command line:
    vi -c 'format-all' filename

i don't know how much of the message mutt lets you edit -- if it includes
the headers, you might want the format procedure to search for an empty
line before doing the reformat.


 > >
 > > Is there any way of doing this when you run vile (i.e. a command line
 > > parameter)?
 > >
 > > -- 
 > > Chris Green
 > I have been investigating this recently on several console editors. You want 
 > to 
 > know if there's a linewrap like wordstar's ^B (Joe's editor's jstar for 
 > example) or Pico's ^J and i don't think there is.
 > I was trying to find out if there was a vim's Set linebreak equivalent in 
 > any 
 > console editor so that i could use it for text word editing (as opposed to 
 > progammer's coding). The only alternative was emacs "visual line mode". All 
 > the 
 > graphical editors do it but not console. My editor of choice would be Joe as 
 > i 
 > used a wordstar editor first years ago and the keybindings are still the 
 > most 
 > efficient.
 > For my requirements i'm gradually getting used to vim which can do 
 > anything... 
 > but quite a bit of reading is involved. Like you i wnat to use the same 
 > editor 
 > for text as i do for answering email (i use alpine).
 > james
 > Are you Chris Green from Suffolk?
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