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I have set number in my init.vim (I am using neovim) and it works fine for any buffers I'm editing. However, I have to enter :set number into the command line to make line numbers appear in the documentation. This goes for other display settings I have as well (such as wrapping links in the documentation with vertical bars: can't set it in my init.vim, have to manually set it once I enter the documentation. How to I make settings from my init.vim apply to the documentation?

Notably the colorscheme I set in my init.vim file does apply to the documentation.

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You can set number and/or relativenumber for the help docs like so:

augroup vim help
    autocmd!
    autocmd FileType help setlocal number
    autocmd FileType help setlocal relativenumber
augroup END
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    You missed augroup END, and idk if the name can be more than one word. Also consider ftplugins for this
    – D. Ben Knoble
    May 29, 2021 at 0:40
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    Thanks @D.BenKnoble. I know that you can use more than one word for the group name. I didn't know about ftplugins - I'll look them up, cheers!
    – mattb
    May 29, 2021 at 8:51

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