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From "Emmanuel Bourg (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (CLI-176) Long descriptions wrap incorrectly
Date Mon, 25 May 2009 17:22:45 GMT


Emmanuel Bourg closed CLI-176.

       Resolution: Duplicate
    Fix Version/s: 1.2

Thank you for the report Kamil. This looks like a duplicate of CLI-151 which was fixed in
the latest 1.2 release. Give it a try and let us know if it doesn't work as expected.

> Long descriptions wrap incorrectly
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: CLI-176
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons CLI
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Help formatter
>    Affects Versions: 1.1
>         Environment: Ubuntu 8.10, Java 6 Update 10.
>            Reporter: Kamil Páral
>             Fix For: 1.2
>         Attachments: bug.png
>   Original Estimate: 1h
>  Remaining Estimate: 1h
> When some option has a really long description (at least 3 lines), it wraps incorrectly.
See attached picture, it's a total mess.
> The problem is, you have default width set to 74 characters. But when you are printing
the second line of the description, you forget to count also the preceding white space into
the 74 characters. Therefore the second line wraps into a third line. After all 74 characters
are printed, you start again on fourth line with a correct preceding white space. And over
and over again.
> This fix should be really easy. Just count the whitespace.

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