[pmwiki-users] cookbook "ShellTools"

Hans design5 at softflow.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 04:56:48 CST 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008, 8:13:00 AM, Helmut Hullen wrote:

>> But seeing this I think a lines=n option is more friendly and useful:
>> lines=5 would display the first 5 lines from  every page, and
>> lines=-5 would display the last 5 lines from every page matching.
>> This would be similar to the (:include PageName lines=... :) option
>> (but would work on multiple pages).

> And then a third option would be nice

>         lines=+5

> skips the first 4 lines and starts at line 5.

Actually I implemented a third way, so we got
lines=n  show n lines
lines=-n  show last n lines
lines=n..m  show lines from n to m (included)
lines=n..  show lines from n to end

so the last works like your suggestion lines=+5.
I think it is a cleaner syntax, and in line with use in PmWiki
pagelist etc.


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