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Re: fold(1) needs and option to truncate

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: fold(1) needs and option to truncate
Date: 11 Jun 2002 07:35:33 +0800
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P> I didn't say this feature was especially bad.  I do say that a set of
P> small tools that can be connected in lots of flexible ways are more
P> maintainable than tools that grow to encompass all the features
P> provided by each other.

Like pr.  Features so many that they are stepping on each other's
toes.   It can do everything except what I want (one long page with no
trailing blank lines, without knowing how long the file is
beforehand.)  Anyways, indeed, next time a newbie pulls the creeping
featureism, you should waft out say "man pr", and ask "do you want
your command to end up like this.  Ok, I will save my features for
personal entertainment.
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