I've got a lot of HTML files, some of them with garbage indentation.

How can I select a block, and then prettify/reindent the HTML within, adding in newlines where appropriate? I can install any plugin necessary.

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Read :h 'equalprg'—you can set this to, e.g., prettify for html filetypes by placing a setlocal in ~/.vim/after/ftplugin/html.vim.

Then, use the = operator over a motion, text object, or Visual selection to prettyify that code.

  • Would this solve the problem with php+html indentation problems?
    – kadekai
    Mar 8, 2019 at 14:27
  • @klaus I have no idea
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Mar 8, 2019 at 14:30

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