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textutil - Procedures to manipulate texts and strings.

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package require Tcl 8.5 9
package require textutil ?0.10?

::textutil::adjust string args
::textutil::adjust::readPatterns filename
::textutil::adjust::getPredefined filename
::textutil::indent string prefix ?skip?
::textutil::undent string
::textutil::splitn string ?len?
::textutil::splitx string ?regexp?
::textutil::tabify string ?num?
::textutil::tabify2 string ?num?
::textutil::trim string ?regexp?
::textutil::trimleft string ?regexp?
::textutil::trimright string ?regexp?
::textutil::trimPrefix string prefix
::textutil::trimEmptyHeading string
::textutil::untabify string ?num?
::textutil::untabify2 string ?num?
::textutil::strRepeat text num
::textutil::blank num
::textutil::chop string
::textutil::tail string
::textutil::cap string
::textutil::uncap string
::textutil::longestCommonPrefixList list
::textutil::longestCommonPrefix ?string...?


The package textutil provides commands that manipulate strings or texts (a.k.a. long strings or string with embedded newlines or paragraphs). It is actually a bundle providing the commands of the six packages

in the namespace textutil.

The bundle is deprecated, and it will be removed in a future release of Tcllib, after the next release. It is recommended to use the relevant sub packages instead for whatever functionality is needed by the using package or application.

The complete set of procedures is described below.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category textutil of the Tcllib Trackers. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

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regexp(n), split(n), string(n)


TeX, formatting, hyphenation, indenting, paragraph, regular expression, string, trimming


Text processing