Text::Wrapper - Word wrap text by breaking long lines
This document describes version 1.04 of Text::Wrapper, released May 25, 2012.
require Text::Wrapper; $wrapper = Text::Wrapper->new(columns => 60, body_start => ' '); print $wrapper->wrap($text); $wrapper->columns(70);
Text::Wrapper provides simple word wrapping. It breaks long lines, but does not alter spacing or remove existing line breaks. If you're looking for more sophisticated text formatting, try the Text::Format module.
Reasons to use Text::Wrapper instead of Text::Format:
Again, if Text::Wrapper doesn't meet your needs, try Text::Format.
The text that begins the second and following lines of a paragraph. (Default '')
The number of columns to use. This includes any text in body_start or par_start. (Default 70)
The text that begins the first line of each paragraph. (Default '')
A line can wrap after any of the characters in this string. Setting this to the empty string means a line will wrap only at whitespace. (Default '-')
Returns a word wrapped copy of
$text. The original is not altered.
Text::Wrapper requires no configuration files or environment variables.
Does not handle tabs (they're treated just like spaces).
All characters are treated as being the same width, including zero-width spaces and combining accents.
Does not break words that can't fit on one line.
Christopher J. Madsen
<perl AT cjmweb.net>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
<bug-Text-Wrapper AT rt.cpan.org> or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Text-Wrapper.
You can follow or contribute to Text-Wrapper's development at http://github.com/madsen/text-wrapper.
This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Christopher J. Madsen.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
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