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Actually, I am fond of these simple tasks that can make our lives easier...

When I call this script I use to mention one or two arguments that would make additional effects to the text...

The following code, adds some formating to the text. By default, it writes columns of 60 characters. But it is possible to specify any number of columns.

my $cant; $cant =shift || 60 ; ## DEFAULT: 60 COLS. use Text::Format; my $anco; ## 1ST.LINE LEFT MARGIN $anco = length($1) if ($text=~/^( +)/);## MARGIN? $anco = 0 if ($anco < 1 or $anco >= $cant);## ERROR? $cant -= $anco; ## FORMAT WITHOUT LEFT MARGIN TO ADD my @tod = (split(/\n+ */,$text)); $text=new Text::Format({ columns => $cant, text => \@tod, justify => 1, firstIndent => 0}); $result.= join(" ", ($text->paragraphs())); if ($anco) ## FORMAT WITH 1ST. LINE MARGIN... { @tod= (split(/\n+ */,$result));## GET EVERY LINE my $cant= ' ' x $anco; ## LEFT MARGIN IN SPACES $result = $cant. join("\n$cant",@tod); ## ADD LEFT MARGIN AND OUTPUT } $CLIP->Set($result); ## TO THE CLIPBOARD...
I can also transform plain text into HTML code, extract certain phrases with REGEX, transform the text into a commented block, unescape characters or escape them, sort the lines, turn them all into upper/lowercase and even eval some code while leaving it's result as the output.

This is what I call a useful toolbox..

In reply to Re: Drop formatting to paste plain text from Clipboard by chanio
in thread Drop formatting to paste plain text from Clipboard by EdwardG

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

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  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
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  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
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