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Making terminal output font fixed-width in documentation

by sskras ⌂, Lithuania, Monday, September 18, 2023, 19:42 (168 days ago) @ g

Yes, you got my suggestion right.

Seems like I misunderstood the original idea/markup, and now I hope I got your point.


Yet I still feel a bit frustrated by seeing a piece of variable-width text embedded into fixed-width text block both representing work (input) done in the usual terminal session (where all characters are equally wide). And thus I seek for a change. :)


To make a distinction between typing a command and typing a heredoc content I probably would:


(1) add space after the `>` symbol;
(2) use a different colors for the `>` and the input being made;
(3) still would switch to the fixed-width text.


(so the end result looks similar to what I see in my terminal emulator)


Maybe something like that.

This should be pretty similar to what I get in my terminal.


(inspired by the Running VAX/VMS Under Linux Using SIMH page)


PS. Not sure if I pictured my frustration clear enough. :)
PPS. That's not to say the current look-n-feel is critical, just quite annoying to me. :P


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