The command :LongLines comes from the plugin manu-mannattil/vim-longlines. How can I include it in my Neovim config, so it is executed every time the program starts?

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I would do:

autocmd VimEnter * LongLines

You can't simply add LongLines to your .vimrc since the plugin is not loaded at that moment and that is why you need a autocomand.

But in my tests with the long lines plugin it seems that the long line status is more a buffer attribute than a global attribute and to make it work by default to the buffer the following settings works better:

autocmd VimEnter * LongLines
autocmd FileType * LongLines

The total should be something like:

call plug#begin()
Plug 'manu-mannattil/vim-longlines'
call plug#end()

autocmd VimEnter * LongLines
autocmd FileType * LongLines
  • Many thanks, it works!
    – Kolya
    Feb 4, 2023 at 12:24
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  • May I ask, why did you use au in the first line and autocmd in the second?
    – Kolya
    Feb 18, 2023 at 23:00
  • It is strange but these settings do not work. " Plugin to help navigate through long soft-wrapped lines Plug 'manu-mannattil/vim-longlines' au VimEnter * LongLines autocmd FileType * LongLines. When I manually type :LongLines, the setting begins to work in all buffers, though.
    – Kolya
    Feb 18, 2023 at 23:03
  • au is a shortcut forautocmd Feb 19, 2023 at 1:55

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