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Re: Nano: disable hard wrapping by default

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: Nano: disable hard wrapping by default
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 22:57:39 +0100


On 2018-11-06 20:27, Alex Vong wrote:
swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:

On 2018-11-06 19:43, swedebugia wrote:

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


  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 :)

That is what soft wrapping is for (soft wrap = on screen only, hard wrap = break lines with \n to fit on screen whatever the cost).

Soft wrapping is supported with: --softwrap

Arch/Antergos has this:

$ nano -V
 GNU nano, version 3.1
 Kompileringsflaggor: --disable-wrapping-as-root --enable-utf8

Gentoo warns in their wiki but compile as we do now with utf8.

Nixpkgs uses no arguments

Dunno with other distributions.


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