Turning off auto indent when pasting text into vim

Update: Better answer here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/38258720/62202

To turn off autoindent when you paste code, there’s a special “paste” mode.


:set paste

Then paste your code. Note that the text in the tooltip now says -- INSERT (paste) --.

After you pasted your code, turn off the paste-mode, so that auto-indenting when you type works correctly again.

:set nopaste

However, I always found that cumbersome. That’s why I map <F3> such that it can switch between paste and nopaste modes while editing the text! I add this to .vimrc

set pastetoggle=<F3>

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