Prevent Vim Auto New Lines - 08-13-20

Sometimes when typing vim will automatically start a newline. This is an expected behavior but at times can be really annoying. Ex working with macros, you can recored one on a short line that breaks on longer lines 😟. The amount of text before vim will break to new line while typing is controlled via the textwidth setting. So a fix is pretty simple. If don’t want the behavior just set textwidth to a big number. ex:

: set tw=500

Here is a asciicast of the problem and solution in action:


demo of setting tw

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