need a newline between paragraphs....
kline at thought.org
Thu Nov 26 04:32:45 UTC 2009
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 01:08:39PM -0700, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 01:19:42PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 01:07:41PM -0700, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > precisely. in this case, every paragraph that is not on a
> > newline wraps. so anything that has an EOL is a new
> > paragraph.
> If I understand you correctly, the following should work for your
> purposes (as a naive implementation of the concept):
> my $contents;
> undef $/;
> open(my $fh, '<', $in_filename) or die $!;
> $contents = <$fh>;
> $contents =~ s/\n+/\n\n/g;
> open(my $fh, '>', $out_filename) or die $!;
> print($fh $contents);
> That assumes that you want to turn any and all instances of one or more
> consecutive newlines into exacty two newlines. More finagling might be
> required if there may be other adjacent whitespace, which would need to
> account for not only possible adjacent whitespace but also possible
> whitespace at the beginning of a line with other text on it. Maybe
> something like this:
> $contents =~ s/\s*\n+/\n\n/g;
> . . . though I haven't thought it through in too much depth with regards
> to the implications in edge case circumstances (thus the "naive
> implementation" comment above).
Turns out that the problem was resolved by the
print $fh "$_$/"; or close to that. Since I scrubbed 100% of
newlines -- and axing all whitespace before and after lines --
before handing off the large file to OpenOffice, there wasn't
any concern about extra whitespace messing stuff up.
> > there are a few places that require different formatting;
> > these are easily re-done thanks to OOo!
> I'm the kind of guy who would look for a way to automate things so that
> re-formatting in OOo wouldn't be necessary, but as long as you're happy,
> I guess we win. Good luck!
Hm. Y'know, if *somebody* would just make having vim as an
option along with OOo, along with wrapping all the lines, life
would be (abs)Perfect. I would nevr complain about anything;
My fingers know vi; I've used vi since BillJoy invented it and
handed me the first docs. It only took a couple weeks to
learn, and I still don't know all the tricks. But enough to
do what I *NEED* to, and with fewer fumbles _(or hurting my
arm/shoulder that using the word-processor with mouse + keybd).
having scripts to switch between file and file.txt|.odt gets
pretty close :-)
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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