automatically insert tabs and spaces on a new line (created by an
InsertLine command, or by automatic word wrapping) in such a way to
replicate the initial spaces of the previous line. Most useful for indenting
If you call this command with no arguments, it will toggle the flag. If you
specify 0 or 1, the flag will be set to false or true, respectively. A lower
a' will appear on the status bar if the flag is true.
AutoIndent features a nice interaction with
Undo. Whenever a
new line is created, the insertion of spaces is recorded as a separate
action in the undo buffer (with respect to the line creation). If you are
not satisfied with the indentation, just give the
Undo command and
the indentation will disappear (but the new line will remain in place, since
its creation has been recorded as a separate action). See Undo.