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

From: James Freer
Subject: Re: [vile] Is there a way to apply CTRL-Af} to the whole of a file when it's loaded?
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:50:47 +0000 (GMT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

That would format the whole file which for email (assuming Mutt is like Alpine) one doesn't want. I think he only wants paragraph format like Pico's ^J. I did use vim with Set Linebreak in the .vimrc - can't remember exactly now... but it wrapped ALL because with the >> there isn't then a blank line to mark a separate paragraph. So it was back to Pico until i've mastered colour schemes and other things for my full .vimrc file.


On Wed, 5 Dec 2012, Paul Fox wrote:

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 
> 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 
> 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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paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 43.9 degrees)

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