Is it possible to view the help in Vim at a text width greater than 77 characters? Can Vim reflow the help text?
A "help page" is nothing more than a buffer with
You can make it modifiable with
:set modifiable, and then edit it like you would any buffer, e.g. by setting the
textwidth to what you like and using
gq to re-format text.
If you would like to do this automatically, you can do something like:
augroup help autocmd! autocmd Filetype help \ set modifiable noreadonly textwidth=120 \| normal! gqG augroup end
However, a quick test reveals that this doesn't work very well for many help pages, so I wouldn't recommend doing this. You'll have to make a custom
I don't think it's possible. Vim just displays a text file in a help window with proper highlighting. All help files are available at
$VIMRUNTIME/doc/ and they are already formatted with that width.