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Re: globally setting tab=4 spaces?

will trillich <will@serensoft.com> writes:
> is there a way to change the default 8-col tab to 4-col?
> system-wide? (this is linux, after all...)

  Yes, this is Linux. This means that the standard for hard tabs is 8
  characters wide.

  If you ever want to exchange files with anyone else, and you want
  them to be able to read your files without getting a headache,
  please either ensure that your tab key inserts spaces, or your hard
  tabs are 8 characters wide.

  Many coding conventions require this.

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