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Date:      Tue, 26 May 2020 09:48:55 -0400
From:      "Derek (freebsd lists)" <482254ac@razorfever.net>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   nvi expandtab - tabs to spaces
Message-ID:  <0c30ebf7-e5b1-6fcb-d81e-2a039415f8a1@chezmarcotte.ca>

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Hiya,

After all these years, I'm finally wanting to switch tabs to spaces for 
certain documents (yaml comes to mind, python another), but I'm finding 
the FreeBSD nvi lacks expandtab, yet OpenBSD's (as of 6.7) supports this 
option.

What is the canonical way to use space indentation in FreeBSD's nvi?

Is there any appetite (from committers) for a patch/import of the 
feature from OpenBSD?

Thanks!



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