I use vim not only for coding but also for text writing. In this context I use the wrap and linebreak options to wrap my text. Since lines - forming paragraphs in text writing - can be very long a wraped line easily does not fit in the lower part of the screen so vim hides all the wrapped line replacing the visible part of it with the @ symbol.

Is there any chance to avoid this so that vim just shows the part of the wraped line that still fits at the bottom of the screen?

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set display=lastline    " Show as much as possible of a wrapped last line, not just "@".

Put this into your ~/.vimrc.

  • thx. that's it. Unfortunately my google search did not lead me into this direction. Dec 5, 2013 at 14:40

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