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Old 11-13-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
st0rmchaser
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Joe Editor Question


Greetings,

I'm not a newbie to Linux, but I'm a newbie to LQ. I've searched the internet for an answer to an issue I'm having with JOE, to no avail.

For my editing purposes, I HATE word wrap. I've read the man page extensively and nothing I try works.

To disable word wrap, it says, simply edit the joerc file and place --wordrap in the first column. Done. It works for .pl, and it works for .c (seems to be built in for C). Bottom line, I cannot disable word wrap for all text files, or at least the ones I want to edit. Has anyone solved this?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 04:04 AM   #2
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your symptoms are the default behavior. any files than has .c .h or .p suffix will have wordwrap disabled.

wordwrap can be dynamically toggled with ctrl-T W

putting --wordwrap globally should have cleared the option - you are right. have you tried invoking it on the CLI?

Put:

*
--wordwrap

in the second section.

you want to be sure that your options are not overwritten by subsequent entries.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 10:54 AM   #3
st0rmchaser
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joe --wordrwap

Invoking ^Tw has always worked but is a nuisance.

*
--wordwrap

... really should be working! I have no idea why the thing has gone brain dead. Hopefully Joe is aware of this and would issue a patch, but I did install the latest version just to make sure he hadn't already. He hadn't.

Invoking --wordwrap from the command line is what I'm doing now with the help of a one-line script.

Thanks...
 
  


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