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Re: tab and space

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: tab and space
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 14:14:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8)

"cyrus" <address@hidden> writes:

> When I open an emacs created file in notepad I see more spaces for tab and
> regular space. How can I set these to be the same as what you'd see in
> notepad? I have looked at every variable and can't find out.

Try (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil).  Then, your future
emacs-created files will use only spaces to indent, and there's no
issue of how another editors interprets a tab, since there shouldn't
be any TAB characters in your documents anymore.  Although I have no
idea why you'd ever want to use another editor. :)

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