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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: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 08:24:45 -0500

chris wrote:
 > On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 08:50:47PM +0000, James Freer 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.
 > > 
 > That's right, I hadn't really completely thought out what the problem
 > was.
 > My mail client (mutt) feeds the whole *body* of the message, with each
 > line prefixed with '> ', into the editor.  What I really want to do is
 > to find only the long lines and split them in the way that CTRL-Af}
 > would do (except that it wouldn't stop at the end of the line).

certainly a wrapper could do it, but i think you'll still have trouble
identifying the parts of the file you want wrapped and which you


 > Thinking about it further the obvious approach is a wrapper script for
 > vile when mutt calls the editor (the editor command in mutt can be
 > specified).  It should be pretty easy to write something in awk for
 > example to wrap the long lines as required.
 > -- 
 > Chris Green
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 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 24.8 degrees)

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