Disable auto indent feature when pasting text in vim

This bugged me for some time before I finally looked for the solution. Turns out it was pretty simple.

Before pasting the text, do the following

set :paste

Once you have pasted your text

set :nopaste

I know this can get inconvenient if you do a lot of copy pasting (which probably you shouldn’t). This is when you can assign a function key to toggle the paste function

set pastetoggle=<F2>

Now just use Fn F2 before pasting and again once you are done.

Easy!

Happy Viming!

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