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Format paragraph without changing the cursor position

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created 2002 · complexity basic · version 6.0

To format the current paragraph:

  • gqap
  • gwap same, but restores cursor position



  • Thanks to anon who pointed out that gwap makes the original tip obsolete (I have removed it).
  • We don't have any other tips that explain basics of paragraph formatting, so this may as well be it.
  • Need to explain what "format" means here.
  • Need to mention textwidth, formatexpr, formatprg and probably more (but keep it simple).

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