Formatting an email for this list using vi
jpeg at thilelli.net
Mon Nov 17 10:19:54 PST 2003
>>>> 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?
>>> When you're in the editor:
>>> :set wm=20
>>> will give 60 character wrap. (ie 80-20 = 60) (Note, I've
>>> done this here in this message and this is the wrap I'm
>> Don't forget to set the columns option to 80 in order to this
>> tip to work. This option is set to 161 by default on my fresh
>> 5.1-RELEASE installation.
Just to correct myself : the columns option is based on the size
of the window when the editor is launched. It not very efficient
to do that this way.
> I use ":set wraplen=72". Works regardless of column width.
Yes, this is a better solution :)
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