On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 03:21:28AM +0000, Sam Spade wrote:
> I tried executing manually
> :set ff=mac
> but that does not imporove my display (which renders all the
> file text as one long string).
It won't because that's not how the fileformat setting works:
(from help fileformat)
This gives the <EOL> of the current buffer, which is used for
reading/writing the buffer from/to a file:
In otherwords Vim uses its default setting, slurps in the file thinking its
one line, displays it as such, then you come along and change the ff setting.
If you want to fix the display a quick ":%s/^M/^M/g" will fix it and you
can then save the file as a unix ff.
I'm curious about this as a setting somewhere is causing my copy to defualt
to ff=unix, regardless of what I set, but here are a couple of ways to get
it to open nicely:
open vim with no filename, then open your file with:
:e ++ff=mac CORPCHAR.TXT
or from scratch:
vim -u NONE --cmd 'ff=max' CORPCHAR.TXT
I need to put the -u NONE so no cfg's are loaded. I've commented out every
line in my .vimrc and it always defaults to unix unless I specify this.
Very odd. Oh and you must use --cmd, not -c as -c operates after the file
has loaded (say the docs :-)
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