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Stop vim replicating comments on a new line

July 4, 2011

I use vim for programming on Mac OSX. The version of vim has problem sharing clipboard with the mac so I don’t seem to be able to yank to the system clipboard or paste from the system clipboard.

I can paste using the usual cmd+v in insert mode but this types the contents of the system clipboard into VIM. what this means is that when I paste a line of comment in followed by lines of code, the code is commented out as VIM helpfully continues comments on the next line.

To stop vim doing this before a paste from the system clipboard, first issue the VIM command:

:set fo=cqt

To set Vim back into its previous new line continue commenting state use

:set fo=crqt

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