Vim functions to change tab treatment

January 22, 2012 at 04:00 PM | Vim | View Comments

I've gotten tired of doing the :setlocal tabstop=... dance every time I start editing a file from someone who has their own unique feelings about how wide tabs should be... So I've written two little functions which make it easy to change a buffer's tab mode:

For example, when I start editing something written by someone who believes spaces are evil and tabs should be five spaces wide, I just need to :call HardTabs(5).