Since ever in my configuration of vim text and markdown-files are indented on following lines to align with open parenthesis.

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This happens when I create a new-line by line-breaking or when I run gg=G.

How do I disable this for these Filetypes?

I tried disabling autoindent, smartindent, ain't working.

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    What's the output of :verbose set cindent? And how about :verbose set indentexpr?
    – Rich
    Sep 2, 2019 at 14:35
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    For all these years I thought that cindent is automagically only applied to C/C++ filetypes, but it is applied to every ft if put in .vimrc as it is my case.
    – Patrick B.
    Sep 2, 2019 at 15:58

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As discussed in the comments, this behaviour is caused by cindent.

You can check what's setting this with the command:

:verbose set cindent?

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