NAME

break_string

SYNOPSIS

string break_string(string str)
string break_string(string str, int width)
string break_string(string str, int width, string indent)
string break_string(string str, int width, int space)
string break_string(string str, int width, string indent, int flags)
string break_string(string str, int width, int space, int flags)

ARGUMENTS

str - string to wrap
width - optional: maximum line length (default 78)
indent - optional: String that appears before each broken line
space - optional: number of spaces before each broken line
flags - optional: this allows the behavior of break_string ()
         to change; for possible flags see point 'description'

DESCRIPTION

In the first form, the string 'str' is changed by inserting "\n"
broken that with a subsequent output line no longer as 'width' characters.
Possibly existing "\n" in 'str' are removed beforehand.

If you also add a string 'indent', this will be used to  set each of
the wrapped lines.

Similarly, when specifying the number 'space', a string with 'space'
characters in front of each broken line.

In addition, there are the following optional flags, which can be combined as desired
can:

       BS_LEAVE_MY_LFS - "\n" that already exist in the text are retained
       BS_SINGLE_SPACE - double spaces and spaces after line
                           breaks are removed
       BS_BLOCK        - the text is formatted in justification
       BS_NO_PARINDENT - for justification with specified line breaks
                           (BS_BLOCK | BS_LEAVE_MY_LFS) lines after "\ n"
                           usually started with a space.
                           To insert the leading space
                           suppress, BS_NO_PARINDENT must be specified
       BS_INDENT_ONCE - the first line of the text is preceded by
                           output 'indent'; get all the following lines
                           preceded by an empty string
       BS_PREPEND_INDENT - the Ident is prepended to the text if the
                           Indent + Text is longer than one line. The text
                           is indented by a space, which is done using
                           BS_NO_PARINDENT can be prevented.

RETURN VALUE

The wrapped text.

Runtime error if the indent is longer than the specified width.

EXAMPLES

write(break_string("This is a longer text. Just as an example.", 27));

   => This is a longer
      Text. Just as an example.

 write(break_string("It looks like this with indent", 30, "Wargon says: "));

   => Wargon says: It looks like
      Wargon says: this with indent

write(break_string ("It looks like this with indent", 30, "Wargon says: ",
                   BS_INDENT_ONCE));

   => Wargon says: It looks like
                   this with indent

write(break_string("It looks like this with spaces", 30, 2));

   =>  It looks like this with
       spaces

write(break_string("I want it\nbut pre-formatted!",60,
                   "Wargon says: ", BS_LEAVE_MY_LFS));

   => Wargon says: I want it
      Wargon says: but pre-formatted!

write(break_string("I want it\nbut pre-formatted!",30,
                   "Wargon says: ", BS_LEAVE_MY_LFS | BS_PREPEND_INDENT));

   => Wargon says:
       I want it
       but pre-formatted!

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