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Add visual fold markers to Vim's gutter

TIL that you can display visual fold markers in Vim’s gutter by setting the foldcolumn!

set foldcolumn=2

The number indicates how wide the gutter holding the fold marks should be.

Here it is in action:


This also makes the folds openable via mouse, which may be useful for some folks.

For more info: :h foldcolumn

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