Sending emails in plain text format with Gmail wraps each line at ~70 characters. How can I copy the text from a received/sent mail without the line-breaks?

  • Based on your comment to your question begs the question what tool do you want to use: notepad, word pad, some Mac text editor,... – mhoran_psprep Apr 5 '12 at 15:35
  • @mhoran_psprep Preferably, I was looking for a way to copy the text 'unwrapped' directly from Gmail, but any tool will do as a last resort. – Milo Wielondek Apr 5 '12 at 17:10

One solution I found is to use TextMate's Unwrap paragraph function. Copy text from Gmail, paste into TextMate, then go Text->Unwrap paragraph.

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  • Still looking forward to hear if anyone has a more convenient solution – Milo Wielondek Apr 5 '12 at 15:20
  • Your answer should have been part of your question – mhoran_psprep Apr 5 '12 at 18:19
  • @mhoran_psprep Hate to disagree, but no, since it is not a question, but a solution=answer. – Milo Wielondek Apr 5 '12 at 18:42
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    @Milosz is right, it's okay to ask and answer your own question blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/… – phwd Apr 5 '12 at 18:58
  • Why don't you mark your answer as best answered, so that future visitors can benefit. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Jun 21 '13 at 20:45

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