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Vim Tip: using "paste" to avoid the staircase effect

Dec 27, 2009, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"If you're working in Vim and paste something into the terminal, sometimes you'll get a "staircase" effect where each line is progressively spaced farther outward, like so:

line 1
 line 2
  line 3
   line 4

"Obviously, this isn't usually desirable."

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