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What is a .vimrc file and what should be its location? How to replace tab with 4 spaces using .vimrc?

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What is a .vimrc file and what should be its location? How to replace tab with 4 spaces using .vimrc?
posted Apr 24, 2017 by anonymous

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.vimrc is vim configuration file.
Here you can:
1. set whether to show numbers in file or not
2. set whether searching should be highlighted etc

It's location by default is
/home/user_name/.vimrc
set shiftwidth=4
set tabstop=4
set expandtab

answer Apr 24, 2017 by Mic Sco
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