fill-paragraph in Helix

Emacs 1 has this command fill-paragraph (Usually M-q) which will auto format long uneven lines to make them look even by adding a hard wrap.

But I use helix for writing these blog entries. That is how I discovered reflow command in Helix.

It is simple really

Select the blocks of text you want to format (by typing x and repeating for as many line as you have). Then :reflow. That’s it!

  1. I learnt about gq in vi (Yes vi not vim. This was the time when vim did not exist. Yeah, I’ve been using vi that long) That time we used to use it format “text” where formatting text mattered. Eventually, I forgot about it, till I started using vi/Emacs/helix for writing more text than code. ↩︎