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Re: [SLUG] Advice on coding in VI ?

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 07:09:25AM +1100, Grant Parnell wrote:
> Alright I'll bite, my biggest reason for using pico (I switch between
> vi and pico a lot) is the auto wordwrap and the paragraph formatter.
> Is there an easy way to do this in vi? Currently I really like those
> features when reading/writing email and doing documentation but the
> majority of other tasks are done with vi, in fact I'll switch editors
> mid-stream depending on the feature I want at the time.

To enable auto word wrap you need to do a 
:set tw=72
ie set the textwidth to 72 characters. or put it on your .vimrc without
the :

auto formating you can do in command mode with gqap there's probably a
shorter way of doing it or you can probably alias it to something
shorter but I've never looked into it.

John Ferlito
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