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Date:      Tue, 26 May 2020 14:58:34 -0400
From:      "Derek (freebsd lists)" <482254ac@razorfever.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: nvi expandtab - tabs to spaces
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On 2020-05-26 2:09 p.m., Derek (freebsd lists) wrote:
> On 2020-05-26 12:48 p.m., matthew@FreeBSD.org wrote:
>> Or use expand(1) from the command line...
>>
> 
> That's what I'm looking for, thank you.  No external dependencies.  I'll 
> just change my muscle memory around.
> 
> Gratitude.
> 

I guess I should add for posterity, you can do in vi:

:<range>!expand -t <width>

So:

:.,.+6!expand -t 4

takes the current and the following 6 lines, and converts the tabs to 4 
spaces.

:%!expand

will convert the whole buffer to 8-space tabs.

Thanks again!




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