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Old 05-12-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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Vi Columns


How can I set no of columns in vi editor? So that it will show only those characters in one line
 
Old 05-12-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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i'm not sure whether this is u looking for,

in vi:

:set number
 
Old 05-12-2005, 12:58 AM   #3
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Vi Coulumn

Sorry but that doesnt fulfill my req. Actually i have 480 char long text having 48 chars logical line there is no end line char at 49th. But i would like to see that string in 10 lines having 48 chars each in Vi.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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i'm not sure whether vi can do such thing, but u might try fmt - simple optimal text formatter

$ fmt -w 48 filename
 
Old 05-12-2005, 03:31 AM   #5
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You might try:
:set wrapmargin=32
:set wrap
This should set the wrap margin at 48. (80 - 48)

KC
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:27 AM   #6
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Vi Coulumn

Sorry Both things are not working. One more thing is that 480 char string may have spaces.
 
  


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