What is difference between autoformat and autoindent? What are most popular solutions in text formating in vim of both of these methods?

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As the name suggests, autoindent helps mainly in indenting source code, while autoformat can be used while editing text.

For more information, you can access vim help by typing :help autoindent and :help autoformat.

See this post for additional info: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2355834/how-can-i-autoformat-indent-c-code-in-vim. It also addresses the 2nd part of your question.

Vim wiki at wikia has pages on these topics too: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Indenting_source_code http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Automatic_formatting_of_paragraphs

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