nvi expandtab - tabs to spaces

Derek (freebsd lists) 482254ac at razorfever.net
Wed May 27 13:53:39 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-26 4:54 p.m., Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Tue, 26 May 2020 at 14:48, Derek (freebsd lists)
> <482254ac at razorfever.net> wrote:
>> 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?
> After careful checking, the expandtab option was introduced to NetBSD first:
> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-userlevel/2008/12/10/msg001482.html
> by Luke Mewburn and probably backported to OpenBSD later. This has
> never gone (I think) into FreeBSD base

Great read by the way.  Thanks for sharing!  Commentary is... as 
expected?  I can't push that hard.

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