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Re: Displaying TABS vs SPACES

From: exits funnel
Subject: Re: Displaying TABS vs SPACES
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 17:14:55 -0700 (PDT)

--- Kai Grossjohann <address@hidden> wrote:
> exits funnel <address@hidden> writes:
> > I'm trying to find a way to distinguish tabs from
> > consecutive spaces in some source code I've
> inherited
> > so I can get the formatting straightened out, but
> I
> > can't figure out how.  I'm sure there must be a
> mode
> > which allows me to distinguish the two.  If anyone
> > could point me in the right direction I'd really
> > appreciate it.
> You can do C-x h M-x untabify RET to convert all
> tabs into the right
> number of spaces, or C-x h M-x tabify RET to convert
> all whitespace
> into the shortest tab/space combination.
> You can do M-x set-variable RET tab-width RET before
> that to specify
> the width of a tab.
> Does this help?

Not really :)  It's okay though; I ended up using
hexl-mode which satisfied my needs.  I'm surprised
this is so hard in EMACS.  Thanks for taking the time
to reply.


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