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I'd like = to indent block C-style comments like this:

/*
  Comment.
*/

not this:

/*
  Comment.
 */

Note the extra space before the last *. (I would like to automatically align the first / and the last * at the current indentation level.)

What is a simple way, preferably compatible with autoindent, to specify this in my .vimrc?

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You can adjust the indent of the end comment by setting the 'comments' option. e.g.:

:set comments=s:/*,m:\ ,e-3:*/

This is documented at :help 'comments' and :help format-comments.

You might also want to look into how you currently have it set by using the command: :verbose set comments.

You probably should also consider using 'cindent' instead of 'autoindent', and if you do so, you may want to take a look at: :help cino-C, which will allow you to tweak the indent of that middle line.

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    Very helpful. I will add, for future visitors, that putting the above in my .vimrc didn't immediately work, since there are ftplugin settings overriding (which is also revealed by :verbose set comments). – Patrick Sanan Mar 27 '18 at 12:52
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    Use the after-directory to set your own personal 'filetype' settings, e.g. ~/.vim/after/ftplugin/c.vim. For more help see :h after-directory. – Peter Rincker Mar 27 '18 at 14:13

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