Commit a102b252 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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* basic.texi (Continuation Lines, Inserting Text): Mention

	longlines mode.
parent 391f0754
2006-01-29 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* basic.texi (Continuation Lines, Inserting Text): Mention
longlines mode.
2006-01-29 Richard M. Stallman <rms@gnu.org> 2006-01-29 Richard M. Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* screen.texi: Minor cleaups. * screen.texi: Minor cleaups.
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...@@ -80,7 +80,8 @@ the line with the preceding line. ...@@ -80,7 +80,8 @@ the line with the preceding line.
Emacs can split lines automatically when they become too long, if you Emacs can split lines automatically when they become too long, if you
turn on a special minor mode called @dfn{Auto Fill} mode. turn on a special minor mode called @dfn{Auto Fill} mode.
@xref{Filling}, for how to use Auto Fill mode. @xref{Filling}, for how to use Auto Fill mode and other modes for
@dfn{filling} text.
If you prefer to have text characters replace (overwrite) existing If you prefer to have text characters replace (overwrite) existing
text rather than shove it to the right, you can enable Overwrite mode, text rather than shove it to the right, you can enable Overwrite mode,
...@@ -540,17 +541,20 @@ column, some columns at the end of the previous screen line may be ...@@ -540,17 +541,20 @@ column, some columns at the end of the previous screen line may be
characters in the ``empty'' columns, just before the @samp{\} characters in the ``empty'' columns, just before the @samp{\}
character that indicates continuation. character that indicates continuation.
Sometimes it is nice to have Emacs insert newlines automatically when Continued lines can be rather difficult to read, since each line is
a line gets too long. Continuation on the screen does not do that. Use typically broken in the middle of a word. You can have Emacs insert a
Auto Fill mode (@pxref{Filling}) if that's what you want. newline automatically when a line gets too long, by using Auto Fill
mode. Another approach, intermediate between continued lines and Auto
Fill mode, is Long Lines mode, which ensures that wrapping only occurs
in the spaces between words. @xref{Filling}.
@cindex truncation @cindex truncation
@cindex line truncation, and fringes @cindex line truncation, and fringes
As an alternative to continuation, Emacs can display long lines by Emacs can also display long lines by @dfn{truncation}. This means
@dfn{truncation}. This means that all the characters that do not fit that all the characters that do not fit in the width of the screen or
in the width of the screen or window do not appear at all. @samp{$} window do not appear at all. @samp{$} in the last column or a small
in the last column or a small straight arrow in the fringe to the straight arrow in the fringe to the right of the window indicates a
right of the window indicates a truncated line. truncated line.
@xref{Display Custom}, for more information about line truncation, @xref{Display Custom}, for more information about line truncation,
and other variables that affect how text is displayed. and other variables that affect how text is displayed.
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