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Re: globally setting tab=4 spaces?

On Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 11:36:08AM -0800, Eric G. Miller wrote:
> Yea, 8 seems a bit wide for programs.  Here's what I often put in
> my source files for vim.
> /* vim: set softtabstop=4 shiftwidth=4 expandtab: */
> Basically, you end up with a file that has spaces instead of tabs due to
> the expandtab directive.  

rather than have four characters do the work of one, i'd just
like to find a system setting (/etc/tabstops ? ~/.inputrc ? 
$ENV{TAB_STOPS} ? ) that changes default 8-column tabs to 3- or
4-col tabs.

is there a way to change the default 8-col tab to 4-col?
system-wide? (this is linux, after all...)

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