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Re: [vile] Columns and linewrap

From: Paul van Tilburg
Subject: Re: [vile] Columns and linewrap
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:55:09 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 09:08:57AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, Paul van Tilburg wrote:
>> However, sometimes I co-author documents with others that use
>> the paradigm where a newline is a new paragraph, not a new line.
>> For me, by default, these lines look enormously long, so I
>> turn linewrap on for these documents.  Two questions remain:
>> * Can I make linewrap also respect the 80 char boundary so that
>>   lines by others look like my lines.
> That sounds like
>       :set fillcol=80

No, because linewrapping is "display time", while fillcol is "insert/edit
time".  Besides that, linewrapping of lines longer than fillcol are still
only wrapped when hitting the width of the terminal.

>> * Can I make linewrap do wordwrapping.. that is not cut a word
>>   in two if the 90 (or preferebly 80) char boundary is reached?
> The "wrapwords" setting is supposed to work with fillcol (I see the
> help-file implies that fillcol/wrapwords and wrapmargin are distinct).

Yes, but wrapwords only wraps words to the following line while you
are editting and hit $fillcol number of columns.

It seems in nvi/vim I can do: set columns=80.
Then it works as I want to ("view time"), and in vim I can even
do: set linebreak.
So then it does no longer cut in the middle of words.


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