[lug] Wrapping lines of text in VIM

Matt Thompson thompsma at colorado.edu
Fri Sep 17 08:13:02 MDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 17:44, Bill Thoen wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, David Morris wrote:
> >     :set textwidth=65
> >     gg
> >     gqG
> > 
> > The 'gq' command will auto-format the text in over the range
> > specified (in this case, from the current position to the
> > end of the file).
> Ah! Just what I needed!
> Thanks for the help everyone, and also for the tip on fmt. That's another 
> tool I should look into as well. It seems to me that if there's something 
> you can do with plain text, there's a UNIX/Linux tool that can do it!

I came in late to this, but I wondered, did anyone mention using
fold(1)?  I usually use that to wrap files that have unruly lines.  A
bit primitive, I know, but it works.

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