The only way to allow users to run pico. One of the reasons pico is so terrible is that it automatically word wraps all text. After seeing too many structured text files hopelessly mangled by well-meaning users wielding pico, I have a slight tendency to yell "pico -w!!!" into the phone whenever I hear complaints that a program isn't reading its input correctly.

Of course, like any user friendly program, pico gives absolutely no indication of the harm it has done to your files (after all, you're just a dumb luser; what chance have you got of understanding something?).