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In Notepad++ there is a linewrap option that can be set to aligned so that indented, wrapped lines align at the same left margin. See also here: How can I indent the wrapped text in Notepad++?.

Is there a setting to get the same behaviour in VIM?

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This might help:… – EBGreen Nov 2 '12 at 18:49

This line indents wrapped content by 4 spaces:

set showbreak=\ \ \ \ <- there's a <Space> here

See :help 'showbreak'.

The breakindent patch in EBGreen's comment is smarter.

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Yes, I noticed the showbreak option in EBGreen's comment. However, it is indeed not very smart, as it only works correctly for a single indent. – Rabarberski Nov 2 '12 at 21:21
Indeed. The breakindent patch is the way to go. – romainl Nov 2 '12 at 21:24

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