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Re: vim linebreaks in Mutt

Rob Owens <rowens@ptd.net> writes:

> What's the proper setting to get good line breaks in Mutt (using vim),
> without manually hitting the enter key?  (So that this paragraph, for
> instance, is not one long line of text, but rather several shorter lines of
> text).
> I currently have this in .muttrc:
> set editor="vim -c 'set wrapmargin=5'"
> This breaks my lines 5 characters from the right of my terminal.  Problem
> is, that varies depending on how large my xterm is at the time I'm
> composing the email.  I often toggle to fullscreen, and that makes my lines
> get much longer.
> Sorry if this is off-topic, but I've noticed there are at least a couple
> Mutt users on the list.

I am not a Mutt user, but I am a vim user.  You would just use
textwidth=72 instead of the wrapmargin=5 (or use tw for textwidth).
You can also put that in your .vimrc as:
:set textwidth=72

Carl Johnson		carlj@peak.org

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