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# 1  
Old 08-03-2009
How to indent the second line of text in html?

Hi,

I have 3 lines in a text and i want to indent the 2nd line of the text. How can i do that in html?

Here is the text.

Code:
1: XYZ. 2009 Jul 14.

Perl is a scripting language. Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language

ID: 2547999

The output should be:

Code:
1: XYZ. 2009 Jul 14.

    Perl is a scripting language. Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, dynamic  
    programming language

ID: 2547999

How to indent this 2nd line?

Any idea???

Regards
Vanitha
# 2  
Old 08-10-2009
It depends on how exactly you print the second line. Do you want tab or 4/8 spaces ? If you can use that in the print function, for example :
Code:
[root@server:~]$ perl -e 'print "\ttest\n"';
        test
[root@server:~]$

Notice the tab space before the test string. You can also grab the whole text and put in into EOF, as in :
Code:
print <<EOM;

test
     test
test

EOM

This will print the data exactly in the way you have formatted it.
For more advanced tasks you can use perltidy.
HTH.
Update : Oh, I just saw the post was one week old, I hope it's not too late.

Last edited by sysgate; 08-10-2009 at 05:26 AM.. Reason: more info

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