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Date:      Tue, 26 May 2020 16:21:45 +0000
From:      Einar Indridason <einar.indrida@gmail.com>
To:        "Derek (freebsd lists)" <482254ac@razorfever.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: nvi expandtab - tabs to spaces
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On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 4:17 PM Derek (freebsd lists) <
482254ac@razorfever.net> wrote:

> On 2020-05-26 11:08 a.m., Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 14:48, Derek (freebsd lists)
> > <482254ac@razorfever.net> wrote:
> >> Is there any appetite (from committers) for a patch/import of the
> >> feature from OpenBSD?
> >
> > What version of vi is on OpenBSD 6.7? On my 6.6 [Version 1.79
> > (10/23/96)] the expandtab is not available, but on NetBSD 9.0 [Version
> > (1.81.6-2013-11-20nb4], it is.
> >
> > Be careful importing features from the 1.xx branch to the 2.x.x., the
> > one in FreeBSD.
> >
>
> Yeah, I'm not sure.  I'm not even going to start to bark up that tree,
> without some support.
>
> Thanks
>

There is also 'vim' (and you could always do  :set compatible to make vim
behave more like vanilla vi)



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