Along the same Text manipulation line...

Corey Edwards tensai at
Fri Apr 13 12:20:40 MDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 12:14 -0600, Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> Occasionally I will copy text into a blank document, opened in VIM, only to
> find that each successive line is shifted, such as this: 
> each line
>   is shifted
>     to the right
>       in a very
>         annoying pattern
> 	  which requires me
> 	    to manually restore 
> 	      it to
> this sort of form
> where the lines all line up
> to the left side. 
> What might cause this when pasting text into VIM and how can I correct it? 

:set noautoindent

I have the same problem, but only when I use VIM from inside a terminal.
When I open GVIM it pastes perfectly. That's another solution I guess.

Hopefully you also know about the < operator. Use Shift-V to highlight
all the improperly indented rows, then use say 50< to un-indent them 50
places, which is usually enough to square them up.


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