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Re: [vox-tech] serendipity with vim
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Re: [vox-tech] serendipity with vim

On Fri 02 Apr 04, 11:03 AM, Ken Bloom <kabloom@ucdavis.edu> said:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 10:33:11AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > these are the macros i use most.
> > 
> > this is VERY useful when you're editing email.  a truly wonderful macro
> > that reformats paragraphs to linewidth.  i use it all the time.  just
> > press the "home" key to reformat a paragraph.
> > 
> >    " Formats a paragraph (using home key).  Sets width textwidth.
> >    map <kHome> gq}
> >    map <Home>  gq}
> I just use the gq} directly, because there are many times when using a
> different motion command helps me to wrap correctly and } just doesn't
> cut it.
i used to, but i use } most of the time (mostly when composing email).

it *really* helps when i get email from my windows friends who don't use
line wrapping!

> I use the following command in .vimrc to keep vim from auto-rewraping the quotes
> - in mail mode, vim will automatically recognize them as comments - so
> I tell the vim to automatically wrap text as I type, but not comments
> syntax on
> filetype on
> au FileType mail set tw=70 fo=troq2 nomodeline
> > i use the "q" recording facility all the time, but i also hit "q" often
> > enough to push it out of the way so i don't hit it by accident:
> > 
> >    " Make Q start recording instead of q.  I always hit q in cmd mode.
> >    noremap q <Nop>
> >    noremap Q q
> Thanks for that one. hitting q and geting record mode was annoying. I
> don't even know what record mode does.
i'll post it later on today.  it's *really* cool.   you can make macros
of recorded keystrokes.


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