Format only long lines

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created 2006 · complexity basic · version 6.0


You want to format/wrap long lines, but not touch shorter lines.

Example: For each line longer than 80 chars, run that line thru the par text formatter.

:g/.\{80,\}/ .!par w70

This need arises when you cut/paste a programming snippet from your web browser into Vim, and you want to leave the indented code alone, but format the long explanation.

See VimTip584, on the capabilities of par.

[edit] Comments

How is this better than gq with a line width of 80?


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