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Date:      Mon, 17 Nov 2003 17:21:55 +0100
From:      Ruben de Groot <mail25@bzerk.org>
To:        Julien Gabel <jpeg@thilelli.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Formatting an email for this list using vi
Message-ID:  <20031117162155.GA47312@ei.bzerk.org>
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On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 04:44:09PM +0100, Julien Gabel typed:
> >> I have just started learning to use vi, and remember someone posting
> >> something a while ago about how to re-format an email reply to have
> >> proper 60 character width or something like that, does anyone remember
> >> how that is done?
> 
> > When you're in the editor:
> >
> > :set wm=20
> >
> > will give 60 character wrap.  (ie 80-20 = 60) (Note, I've
> > done this here in this message and this is the wrap I'm
> > getting.
> 
> Don't forget to set the columns option to 80 in order to this
> tip to work. This option is set to 161 by default on my fresh
> 5.1-RELEASE installation.

I use ":set wraplen=72". Works regardless of column width.

Ruben

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