wiki:VimBreakIndent

Version 3 (modified by retracile, 10 years ago) (diff)

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Vim breakindent patch

So I wanted Vim to visually wrap long lines, but take the indentation of the line into account when it does so. Apparently, Vim can't do that, but back in 2007 Vaclav Smilauer posted a patch for Vim to add that feature. I have been updating that patch as Fedora releases updates for Vim.

To get this behaviour, rebuild vim with this patch, then set breakindent. It isn't bug-free; it appears to interact badly with set linebreak. But you can combine it with set showbreak=.. or set showbreak=\ \ to provide a little bit of additional indent to the wrapped portion of the lines.

Fedora 13, 7.3.055-1.fc13

Fedora 11, 7.2.315-1.fc11

Fedora 11, 7.2.148-1.fc11

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