[TxMt] Re: quick way to find longest line in file?

Matt Neuburg matt at tidbits.com
Fri Jan 29 00:33:42 UTC 2016

Why not simply do a Find in the document for a regular expression of this sort:


...that is to say, "a line longer than 100 characters"? For 100, substitute any number you think might be exceeded by just this one excessive line. m.

> On Jan 28, 2016, at 10:52 AM, Bill Paxton <paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Sometimes the scroll bar at the bottom of the window indicates that there is a very long line somewhere, but a visual scan scrolling from top to bottom of the file doesn't show any line going beyond (or even near) the right edge of the window.  This isn't a show stopper of course, but it would be nice to have a command of the form "select the longest line in the file and scroll to show it".  Is there such a thing?  If not, is there an easy way to add on a user tool to do the trick?
> Thanks,
> Bill
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