Emacs soft word wrapping


If you're frustrated with Emacs' default behavior of displaying characters when wrapping long lines, try this:

M-x <strong>longlines-mode</strong>
M-x <strong>longlines-show-hard-newlines</strong>

This only changes the way your file is displayed -- it does not insert or remove anything from the file's contents. At the end of a line beyond 70 characters, if there is a reasonable word-break, then a | will be displayed (in red, if you have colors) and then the remainder of the line will wrap to the following line.