On Friday 21 November 2008 16:53:09 pwn wrote: > Jonathan McKeown wrote: > > On Friday 21 November 2008 12:49:16 pwn wrote: > >> algouth this is not a freebsd specific text, i need to format some texts > >> under freebsd for they appear in the center of the page when opened in a > >> browser, but i dont want to use HTML for format them, i just want to add > >> tabulation to my *.txt. > >> what software/tool can i use for format my *.txt? there is command on > >> VIM like "set textwidth" but this is not suitable for me. any help i > >> appreciate. > >> i add an example on a temporary host for make sure all understand. > >> (i need to format the text for he appear like the example good.txt) > >> http://one.xthost.info/temphost/good.txt > >> http://one.xthost.info/temphost/bad.txt > > > > You seem to be fighting against your tools rather than working with them > > - the browser will strip out your whitespace and reflow your text anyway > > unless you prevent it somehow (<pre> tags?) so you might be better off > > just using HTML/CSS to control the format. > > > > However, you could look at various tools for processing text, depending > > exactly what you're trying to do: the manpages for fmt, groff, and pr > > might all offer some ideas. > > > > Jonathan > > yes, i want that the text appears displayed such as manpages like, how > can i accomplish this task?
Manpages use advanced formatting codes. You can achieve some result, by: fmt -c 70 80 bad.txt But anything further you will have to edit the text. Maybe you can wrap some formatting codes around the text for the tbl(1) program. But I agree with Jonathan - it's easier to reformat the text using HTML code and some of that can be done with a script/parser, providing the text uses some degree of consistency. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"