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Re: globally setting tab=4 spaces?

On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 07:12:03PM -0700, Bill Wohler wrote:
> 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.

if you don't know, just say so. :)

>   Many coding conventions require this.

so let's say i'm gonna live in a vacuum for the next forty years.
how can i change my tabs, system-wide? or is this like windo~1
where you can't change something if The Forces That Be don't want
you to?

does a brain cell think?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/newbiedoc -- we need your brain!
http://www.dontUthink.com/ -- your brain needs us!

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