[vi] using modelines (was: setting tab length from within perl file)

[vi] using modelines (was: setting tab length from within perl file)

Post by Antony Scr » Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:00:15


On Mar 31, 2:30 am, Bob Harris


> In article
> < XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

> > Hi
> > I'm editing perl files with the hp's original files
>
> > I was wondering if there was a way to add a line to the
> > perl file so that when the vi editor reads the file it
> > sets ts to 4. I saw an old example for c files. Like
> > /* vi:set ts=4: */
>
> > can the same be done in perl files
>
> I've been using
>
> # vim: ts=4 noexpandtab
>
> NOTE: there is no 'set' in my usage.

That won't work in vi. Time to change the subject line.

> The mode line must be within a couple of lines of the
> beginning or end of the file. Whatever
>
> :set modelines?
>
> says is your limit.
>
> Also 'modeline' must be enabled
>
> :set modeline?
>
> to see what it is set to when you edit a file

I reckon that could be the problem too, but in HP-UX vi
'modeline' doesn't exist; you can only turn it on or
off using :set modlines or :set ml --Antony
 
 
 

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