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automatically rewrap lines when writing markdown in VIM

Even simpler: the a flag for 'formatoptions' enables automatic formatting of paragraphs whenever text is inserted or deleted. See :help fo-table for details on 'formatoptions' flags and :help ...
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NeoVim hides the * chars when editing markdown

Those chars are hidden because the conceal feature as you can see on the vim-markdown source. You can adjust how to this feature is applied to text using the option conceallevel. Setting it to 0 will ...
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Replace a series of asterisk bullet points with a numbered list

You could try the following command: :let c=0 | g/^* /let c+=1 | s//\=c.'. ' First it initializes the variable c (let c=0), then it executes the global command g which looks for the pattern ^* (a ...
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Markdown in Neovim: which plugin sets conceallevel=2?

Ok, I found the plugin involved into this: is indentLine. It is reported in its README: it does not work if conceallevel is not set to 1 or 2, so it set this parameter to 2 by default. The side ...
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How to preview the result of markdown file edited in vim?

While I mostly agree with @romainl comment (markdown was made to be explicit enough not to need a preview) you can do this in different ways: [OSX / Unix] The instant-markdown plugin is a solution. ...
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Markdown in Neovim: which plugin sets conceallevel=2?

Like @caneta, the indentLine plugin was the culprit for me too. I solved it by disabling it for markdown files like this: let g:indentLine_fileTypeExclude = ['markdown']
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Mardown files always have vimwiki filetype (vimwiki plugin)

This is the expected behavior of the plugin when you create a file in your vimwiki the filetype is set to vimwiki. If you don't want files created outside of the wiki directory to have this filetype ...
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Open markdown filename under cursor like gf, and jump to the section?

This function is not thoroughly tested but it should provide a good enough bootstrap for your own experiments. In ~/.vim/after/ftplugin/markdown.vim: function! s:MDGoToSection() let raw_filename ...
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Replace a series of asterisk bullet points with a numbered list

This only works with a recent Vim version (that has :h v_g_CTRL-A): Block-select the list bullets (*) and replace them with 0 (cursor is on first *): Ctrl-v j j r 0. Reselect previous block and ...
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Replace a series of asterisk bullet points with a numbered list

Visually select the lines and execute this substitution command: :'<,'>s/*/\=line('.') - line("'<") + 1 . '.' See :help sub-replace-expression, :help line(), and :help '<. To avoid ...
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Paste link to image in clipboard when editing Markdown

The following solution should work on most Linux systems. It requires a relatively updated xclip tool. For a solution that works on MacOS/OSX, see @Rich's answer. I've proposed a solution that maps &...
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Markdown: how to syntax-highlight Bold and Italic in different color than normal text?

Try something like that: highlight htmlBold gui=bold guifg=#af0000 ctermfg=124 highlight htmlItalic gui=italic guifg=#ff8700 ctermfg=214
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How to fold markdown using the built-in markdown mode?

Markdown folding: As ana found out, for markdown specifically make sure that you have let g:markdown_folding = 1 or folding wont be "turned on". General folding tips: Vim won't fold automatically, ...
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Join all non-blank lines

Maybe it sounds too simplistic, but why not %!fmt -9999
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Paste link to image in clipboard when editing Markdown

Based on answers above I've created a Plugin for vim solving my problem for macos and possibly for linux. Hope you'll find this plugin useful. I also appreciate any contributions and feature requests.
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How to show math equations or formula in markdown file

Mathematical equations cannot be displayed in Vim in this way: Vim has no means of rendering them, as @BLayer explains in his answer. However, mathematical symbols you can indeed display using Vim's ...
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Vim RegEx question: how to detect headings of markdown(.md) i.e. lines composed of '-' or '='

The original regex is ?^==\\+$ which means, searching backwards (?) for start-of-line (^), followed by =, followed by another = which can be repeated several times (\+ qualifier, followed by end-of-...
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Line formatting (gq) does not correctly indent long list items

As far as I can tell (and from @Antony's comments), autoindent must be turned on for this to work. From the help pages: When autoindent is on, formatting (with the "gq" command or when you reach '...
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Pandoc and formatting

Markdown has a concept of a "paragraph" different from that of MS Word. In MS Word, all text wrapping is "soft wrapped"—that is, you keep typing text without pressing "Enter" (or "Return") until you ...
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Open markdown filename under cursor like gf, and jump to the section?

As I said in the comments on my setup gf didn't opened the file because # was in isfname, so using set isfname-=# allowed gf to jump to the file. As I also said I think the feature to go to a section ...
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Paste link to image in clipboard when editing Markdown

The usual terminal command for accessing the clipboard on Mac is pbpaste. However, this doesn't work for image data, so we have to resort to AppleScript: nnoremap <silent> <buffer> p :call ...
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Move lines with tildes to a certain section of a file

Moving completed tasks Presuming that a done line looks like this: - ~A completed task~ Then you can do so with a :global command that performs a :move: :g/^- \~.*\~$/m/^# Things done/+1 :g ...
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How to use code highlighting and checking in markdown?

If you use default markdown filetype which is bundled with vim (tpope's markdown): make sure you have let g:markdown_fenced_languages = ['dart', 'python', 'ruby', 'go'] in your vimrc. This is the ...
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Join all non-blank lines

You were almost there: v/^$/norm vipJ For each matching line it selects the inner paragraph(without following newline) und joins.This works because, the command is only executed for the first line of ...
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How to cut a markdown link on the same line e.g. from `[` to `)`?

I'd just do this in normal mode: 0f[df). If this is something you're doing a lot, then you could create a mapping: :nnoremap <leader>d 0f[df) But once you're going that far, you probably want ...
Rich's user avatar
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Indent a markdown list item?

Maybe you could try defining a custom object li for list item. This way you could operate on it with any operator including >. A way to do that is to define a visual mapping with :xnoremap which ...
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prevent neovim from breaking one markdown bullet point into multiple ones

By default, the asterisk is one of the comment leaders, and the formatoptions setting defaults to having c and q in it. The q and comments is what you are running into. You can remove q from ...
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Automatically add '>' at beginning of line following one starting with '>' when writing Markdown

The 'mail' ft plugin (at least in vim 7.4) does this by making '>' a comment leader, like this: set comments+=n:> The "n:" means that they can be nested, as they often are in email. You probably ...
John O'M.'s user avatar
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No italics in vim

It's possible your terminal doesn't support italics. Go through this link (if you're interested in learning a little) to possibly fix your issue. Start at the paragraph with vimrc in it. I'll provide ...
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