ascii text format

pwn pwnedomina at
Fri Nov 21 07:53:19 PST 2008

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)
> 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?

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