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Date:      Tue, 26 May 2020 17:42:33 +0100
From:      Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>
To:        Einar Indridason <einar.indrida@gmail.com>
Cc:        "Derek (freebsd lists)" <482254ac@razorfever.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: nvi expandtab - tabs to spaces
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On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 17:21, Einar Indridason <einar.indrida@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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)

Not the OP, but that is not good. Vim, with or without compatibility
mode, will not behave exactly like vi. Apart from using vim, which is
probably the best solution, an alternative would be having a port from
a different nvi tree. The issue gets even more complicated by the fact
that there are multiple vi forks and all of them are slightly
incompatible with each other.

-- 
Ottavio Caruso



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