When you pass a text file to the Unix
file command, it might tell you something like:
input.txt: UTF-8 Unicode English text, with very long lines
Can somebody tell me the minimum number of characters a line must contain to be considered very long? The man pages don't say anything about this and I don't want to search the source code. If someone can tell me how to put this question into a Google query which doesn't return a billion results, almost all of which are irrelevant, I'd be happy, too.