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Old 02-06-2003
vim indent

I know this is not a unix question but I also know that many of you use vim editor every day. So hoping to get some help, here it goes:

How can I change my vim config file so that the indentations while c programming take 4 spaces instead of 8?

I want the change to apply any further uses of vim. Not just the current session.

Thanks in advance!
# 2  
Old 02-06-2003
It looks like:
set shiftwidth=4
does the trick.
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Old 02-06-2003

Thank you!
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Old 02-06-2003
What is the vim editor? Another version of vi?
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Old 02-06-2003
That's right. It's a freely available version of vi. It is close to vi and if you can use vi, you can use vim. But it also has quite a few extensions.

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