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How do i write a routine that allows me to wrap a long text i have in $txt into smaler parts, no longer than 80 Characters?

The routine will have to find the last space in the string that lies within the allowed line length, and then wrap the line there. Sounds easy, but i don't know how to do it!

So please, some one help me.

Martin.
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A routine? Surely you jest! Perl can do it in one line! :-)

The following line will wrap $txt each 80 characters, replacing a spce with \n.

$txt =~ s/(\G.{1,80}) /$1\n/g;

Hope this helps!
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And once again, thanks for a guick answer :)
The procedure think is an old Amiga habit :)

CYA. Martin.

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