When you add text to the start of a line and make the line longer than your
screen's width, vi
won't break ("wrap") the line unless your
cursor crosses the wrapmargin
point near the right-hand edge of
You can get lines that are too long.
||Here are two macros that cut (Kut) the current line:
map K 78^V|lBhr^M
map K 078lF r^M
The first macro doesn't seem to work on some versions of vi
It's the better one though, because it uses the
command to move to column 78, even if there are TABs in the line.
Then it moves one more character to the right (if it can), moves back to the
start of the word, moves back one more character onto the blank or tab
before the word, and replaces that character with a RETURN.
The second macro counts TABs as single characters, but it works on every
version of vi
It moves to the left edge, then to the 79th character, then back to the
Finally, it replaces that space with a carriage return.
You might try adding a
to the start of either macro.
That'll join the next line to the current one before cutting; it might make a
Another way to do this is with a
That will break the current line at the 72nd column or before, though it also
might change the spacing after periods (
) or replace leading TABs with spaces.