Formatting an email for this list using vi
Michael D Hughes
mdh at jcn.net
Tue Jan 27 10:55:01 PST 2004
I use par to format/reformat my emails.
> = Copied from message sent on Tue Jan 27 06:26:32 2004
by Ruben de Groot Subject:Re: Formatting an email for this list using vi.
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 07:34:54AM -0600, Gary typed:
> > Hi Frederick,
> > --On Monday, November 17, 2003 09:58:00 AM +1100 Frederick Bowes
> > <fred at k1x.org> wrote:
> > >I have just started learning to use vi, and remember someone posting
> > >something a while ago about how to re-format an email reply to have proper
> > >60 character width or something like that, does anyone remember how that
> > >is done?
> > Well, I use VIM instead of VI, it is an "enhanced version"
> > For automatic settings, set up a .vimrc file in your home dir.
> > Add in:
> > :set tw=74 (to set your text width)
> Or in FreeBSD's stock vi incarnation (nvi), you put the line
> set wraplen=72
> in $HOME/.exrc
> > Or you can add this in manually on the VI command line after starting it.
> > Now to refomat an email, while preserving the > on previous quoted text,
> > type in ESC gqip
> > --
> > Gary
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