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PM-DOS  April 1999, Week 1

PM-DOS April 1999, Week 1

Subject:

Re: Long lines

From:

Lars-Einar Jansson <[log in to unmask]>

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Pegasus Mail for Dos Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>, Lars-Einar Jansson <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 2 Apr 1999 13:30:10 +0200

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On Thu, 1 Apr 1999 16:20:40 -0800 Karl Springer wrote:

> On 1 Apr 1999 20:57:41 +0200 Lars-Einar Jansson
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> (snip)
> > Could somebody explain why Pegasus for DOS (I'm using ver.
> > 3.22, but I believe the latest version, 3.40, suffers from the
> > same problem) cannot display long lines?
>
> Try moving the screen cursor much like you do with many DOS text
> editors using <Up>, <Dn>, <Rt>, <Lt>, <PgUp>, <PgDn>, <Ctrl-Rt>,
> <Ctrl-Lt>.
>

No, it's not that easy. Pegasus for DOS *truncates* long lines so
that several words are missing entirely. There is *no* way, at least
as I've been able to discover, to read such mail in Pegasus. The
problem seems to stem from e-mailers which don't "pre-wrap"
paragraphs but instead send them as very long lines, leaving the
wrapping to the receiving client. The limit appears to be 199
characters in length, if I counted correctly. If a paragraph contains
more characters than that, they cannot be seen.

Lars-Einar Jansson
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

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