Emacs Line Modes

LigerLearn has another nice video up. This time it’s about line wrapping, line truncation, and visual line mode. If you’ve ever been confused about visual line mode and what it’s for, this video will help clear things up for you.

The video begins with a demonstration of how many Emacs commands don’t act in the expected way when operating on long lines that are wrapped on the screen. It then goes on to show how visual line mode solves these problems and gives you a better user experience both visually and operationally.

The video is short—5 minutes, 40 seconds—so it’s easy to find time for it. If your understanding of visual line mode is that it just automatically adjusts line wrapping as you edit, you should take a few minutes to watch this video.

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