Bascially, I want to increase the space between line number and code. Other line number plugin is also acceptable.

From this:

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to this:

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The option numberwidth changes the width of the number gutter.
set numberwidth=10


It works (in the 'vim terminal') ...like %left 5 % : whole document left: distance between linenrs and code `0 till infinitiy' : how many columns (=space of a monospace character) to go to the left

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    Note that this actually re-justifies the code (the purpose of the left command). I think the OP was looking for more of a visual effect that didn’t modify the code.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 11:11

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