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Re: [vile] Is there a way to apply CTRL-Af} to the whole of a file when
Re: [vile] Is there a way to apply CTRL-Af} to the whole of a file when it's loaded?
Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:38:22 +0000 (GMT)
Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)
My apologies... there's lb and lw - i think i've mistaken vile for another
editor in my mind. I look after my mother with Alzheimer's... i've had a
But thanks... i've just installed vile and xvile again and am giving it another
On Wed, 5 Dec 2012, Paul Fox wrote:
> 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.
well, vile will honor blank lines when reformatting even if they're
prefixed by '>>>'. chris will have to weigh in with further
requirements, i guess.
> 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
> > ~endm
> > 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.
> > paul
> > > >
> > > > 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
> > > 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
> > > 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".
> > > graphical editors do it but not console. My editor of choice would be Joe
> > > used a wordstar editor first years ago and the keybindings are still the
> > > efficient.
> > >
> > > For my requirements i'm gradually getting used to vim which can do
> > > but quite a bit of reading is involved. Like you i wnat to use the same
> > > 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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paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 42.6 degrees)