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Re: Nano: disable hard wrapping by default

From: Alex Vong
Subject: Re: Nano: disable hard wrapping by default
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 03:27:28 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2018-11-06 19:43, swedebugia wrote:
>> Hi
>> I stumpled on this hard-wrapping default behavior when editing
>> .bash_profile on GuixSD
>> It is super annoying.
>> Could we disable it by default?
>> According to the FAQ this exist:
>> "With --disable-wrapping-as-root you can disable any hard-wrapping
>> by default when the user is root, useful to prevent accidentally
>> changing long lines in system configuration files."
>> "  --disable-wrapping      Disable all hard-wrapping of text"
>> We only compile with this:
>> address@hidden ~$ nano -V
>>  GNU nano, version 2.9.8
>> snip
>>  Compiled options: --enable-utf8
> We could do this also by adding the following to our core ~.bashrc
> alias nano="nano --nowrap"

I don't use nano. But I think usually we want to stick with the default
provided by upstream. Also, do you know how other distros handle this?
Debian does disable wrapping by default. I think we can change it if
many distros agree that the more sensible default is to disable

Personally though, I prefer wrapping because I can read all the text at
once. I like to see the "whole picture" at once :)

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