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i have a text file on my server but when i try to display it it can look funny

most lines are only half the width of the screen and then some lines only contain one word

example:
this is a test where i will show
what
i mean.

now this might be due to the fact that
the .txt files have a \n after certain lines.
would there be a way to display the file in html ignoring these \n's.....

thanks
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You can easily delete the lines when you read the text file, like this:-

@Lines = `cat myfile`;     # (Replace 'cat' with 'type' if on a PC)
chomp @Lines;

Now the array @Lines has the contents of myfile but with all new lines removed.  When displayed in HTML it will not have those short lines.

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Commented:
thanks for the help
on efinal thing

now when my text is displayed i have
a scroll bar at the bottom and i have to scroll all the way over to the right to read the text

can the text be kept on the screen ( irealise that i may have to scroll down, i just dont want to scroll to the right)

is this something to do with html?

thanks
paul
I would expect it to wrap automatically to fit the window.  I just did an experiment - I renamed a text file to x.html, and when viewed in a brouser it wrapped to fit the width of the window.  It was not necessary to remove the carriage returns.

Author

Commented:
i was using the html tags <pre> and </pre>

if i dont use the tags the text loses all paragraph infomration.

I want it to preserve everything except for the fact that i have to scroll to the right.

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thats seems to have worked!
thanks

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