# Line numbering in ConTeXt outside of verbatim

Basically, I would like a way to number the lines in a block of text, without resorting to verbatim mode.

I have tried

\definetyping[code][numbering=line,style=\tf]
\startcode[step=5]
Thus, I came to the conclusion that
the designer of a new system must not
only be the implementer and first
large-scale user; the designer should
also write the first user manual.
\stopcode

but this preserves the whitespace; I would like ConTeXt to lay out the paragraph normally and then number the lines. The numbering does not need to be in the margin, but I would like to be able to skip every n numbers and use columns. The solution with definetyping is quite close; I simply would like to avoid having to manually adjust line breaks and possibly have hyphenation.

I found Show the number of lines in margin for LaTeX, but that doesn't apply here, unless there is a ConTeXt equivalent (the wiki does not mention one and Google turns up nothing).

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