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Re: death to tabs

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: death to tabs
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 18:11:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8)

John Russell <address@hidden> writes:

> Ok, seriously, I don't ever want to see another tab as long as I
> live.  I want _every__ tab I ever wrote converted to spaces right
> now and I never want to have a tab show up when I hit the TAB key
> again.  All spaces all the time.  
> I found 
>   (setq indent-tabs-mode nil)

I think to set this globally, you actually want 

    (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil)

in your ~/.emacs, since indent-tabs-mode is one of those variables
which becomes buffer-local when set in any fashion.

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