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Date:      Tue, 2 Jun 2020 18:14:34 -0000 (UTC)
From:      Christian Weisgerber <naddy@mips.inka.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: nvi expandtab - tabs to spaces
Message-ID:  <slrnrdd5oa.qvj.naddy@lorvorc.mips.inka.de>
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On 2020-05-26, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> 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.

Todd Miller added this feature very recently to OpenBSD's nvi:

| commit ebcaf48cd321e191f80bc88097c598e86cc10bf5
| from: millert <millert@openbsd.org>
| date: Thu Apr 30 10:40:21 2020 UTC
| 
| Add an expandtab option, similar to what vim supports.
| If set, expands tabs to spaces in insert mode as well as when
| shifting and indenting/outdenting.  If quoted with ^V, a literal
| tab is inserted.  Adapted from NetBSD, but this implementation
| more closely matches vim's behavior.  OK dlg@

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Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy@mips.inka.de



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