Re: mcedit - wordwrap

On 5 September 2014 00:32, James Freer <jessejazza3 uk gmail com> wrote:
On Thu, 4 Sep 2014, tooth pik wrote:

On Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 08:26:49AM +0100, James Freer wrote:

I've just started using mc. I was wondering if mcedit does soft
wordwrap or just hard line wordwrap. It does paragraph formatting
like nano and pico do but not from what I can see is softwrap.

When I say softwrap I mean like emac's 'visual line mode' (Vim does
aswell but can't remember the command).

do you mean

   :set textwidth=72


   :set wrap

those commands?

No... in vim I remember it now it's :set linebreak and leaves the textwidth
as default.

The GUI editors e.g. Leafpad, gedit, kate all do. I wanted to use
mcedit as a prose text editor and so want to 'wrap' entire paragraphs.

IMHO you can't do better than vim, and it integrates seamlessly with mc

Thing is I don't really want all the tweaks and 101 options - both emacs and
vim are excellent editors but 'heavy' for me as a non IT geek. But I do like
the console and was switching to mc and hoped mcedit might be what I was
hoping for. Vim has an irritating @ at the end of file and I find the
keybindings awkward.

Of all the 1001 editors there does not seem to be a console editor capable
of softwrap. I was hoping mcedit was just what I was looking for.


Just been looking again. In mcedit in the Options menu under General
there is 'dynamic paragraphing' and 'type writer wrap'. Just tried
them - dynamic paragraphing didn't seem to do anything but type writer
wrap does but line length is a bit short... likely to be a way of
extending that though.


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