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can someone help me with a global?

I am trying to create a global that will allow me to limit the description where "link.html" is called. I want to limit it to 300 characters, and after it reaches the 300 character limit, if there is still more, have it say "... [read more]" and have it pointing to the Detailed page. It seems pretty simple, but I don't have a clue how to do it. Could someone please help me?

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Just edit it to something like;

sub {
my $tags = shift;
my $desc = $tags->{Description} or return "No description on this template";
length $desc < 100 and return $desc;
my $short = substr ($desc, 0, 100);
$short =~ s/\s\S+?$//;
$short .= q| ... [<a href="| . $tags->{detailed_url} . q|">more</a>]|;
return $short;

That should do the job (untested)


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