grumbling about text formatting 

Plain text is a great format because it trivially adapts to the formatting the reader chooses.

Hard wrapping lines to 72/80/100/120/n characters actively goes against that. Now your text wastes space on larger displays *and* requires horizontal scrolling on smaller ones.

Please stop doing that.

grumbling about text formatting 

Or it wraps anyway and you get unreadable trash.

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Of course, this example COULD be re-wrapped at display time, assuming \n\n represents a paragraph break.

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@TerryHancock @emily Is there any standard command that does it for you?

@phel@toot.cafe @TerryHancock@mastodon.art @emily@sparkly.uni.horse writing this off the top of my head so I'm just gonna hope it works

perl -pe 's/(?<=.)\n/ /g' <<< "poorly formatted text. piping it in should also work if you don't want to use redirection."

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