Auto line break upon reply email

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Tim Ye

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May 8, 2022, 3:05:59 AMMay 8
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Hi,

I noticed that some of the replied emails are auto indented by user, so
if the line is longer than, say 72 chars, it'll break into 2 lines
automatically(?). I'm wondering if it's possible to do this in vim?

My email client is mutt.

Thank you,

- Tim

BPJ

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May 8, 2022, 4:22:12 AMMay 8
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Den sön 8 maj 2022 09:06'Tim Ye' via vim_use <vim...@googlegroups.com> skrev:
Hi,

I noticed that some of the replied emails are auto indented by user, so
if the line is longer than, say 72 chars, it'll break into 2 lines
automatically(?).  I'm wondering if it's possible to do this in vim?

:setl tw=72

see :h textwidth

I usually also do

:setl cc=72

(see :h colorcolumn)

to have an indication how much I have left on the line and to spot overlong lines which may arise during editing.

HTH,

/bpj



My email client is mutt.

Thank you,

- Tim

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BPJ

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May 8, 2022, 4:34:58 AMMay 8
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Den sön 8 maj 2022 10:21BPJ <b...@melroch.se> skrev:


Den sön 8 maj 2022 09:06'Tim Ye' via vim_use <vim...@googlegroups.com> skrev:
Hi,

I noticed that some of the replied emails are auto indented by user, so
if the line is longer than, say 72 chars, it'll break into 2 lines
automatically(?).  I'm wondering if it's possible to do this in vim?

:setl tw=72

see :h textwidth

I usually also do

:setl cc=72

(see :h colorcolumn)

to have an indication how much I have left on the line and to spot overlong lines which may arise during editing.

You also have to make sure "t" is in 'formatoptions' (see :h formatoptions). I forgot that because I always have it. Sorry!

/bpj

Tim Ye

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May 8, 2022, 4:40:02 AMMay 8
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Thank you for your reply.

Sorry I didn't make myself clear, what I wanted to achieve is that when
I hit reply (in mutt it's 'r'), I hope that the text in my replied email
would be automatically re-formatted (so if someone else sent an email
which doesn't set textwidth to 72 can be breaking into multiple lines in
my replied email).
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Tim Ye

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May 8, 2022, 4:40:02 AMMay 8
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Hi,

I noticed that some of the replied emails are auto formatted by user, so
if the line is longer than, say 72 chars, it'll break into 2 lines
automatically(?). I'm wondering if it's possible to do this in vim?

Tim Ye

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May 8, 2022, 4:40:02 AMMay 8
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On 2022-05-08 10:34+0200, BPJ wrote:

>You also have to make sure "t" is in 'formatoptions' (see :h
>formatoptions). I forgot that because I always have it. Sorry!

Yes I have something like the following setting in my muttrc:

set editor = "vim -c 'set comments+=nb:> nocp bg=light tw=72 spell ft=mail formatoptions+=w'"

Tim Ye

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May 8, 2022, 4:43:24 AMMay 8
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Please ignore this message, it's duplicated.

Sorry.
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Christian Brabandt

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May 8, 2022, 4:46:04 AMMay 8
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You do not need that. Make sure you have :filetype plugin on in your
vimrc, then Vim will automatically detect that you are writing a mail
from mutt and sets some sensible options. Check
$VIMRUNTIME/ftplugin/mail.vim for what those are.

This already sets a lot of useful defaults. If you need others, you can
add additional options by writing them into your
~/.vim/after/ftplugin/mail.vim (create non-existing directories).

Thanks,
Chris
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Tim Ye

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May 8, 2022, 5:19:22 AMMay 8
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Thank you I'll check them out.
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