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I have changed tab settings in VI with set tabstop=4. But when I restart VI, the settings are restored. How can I save the settings?

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migrated from Nov 7 '11 at 14:06

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Create/edit a file named .exrc in your /home/ directory and write your settings like this

:set tabstop=4

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