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I'd like to be able to see the whitespace characters used in files that I edit with Sublime Text 2 so that I can see when a tab is used instead of a space and replace that just to provide one example.

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Coincidentally, all you should need to do is select text with the cursor to reveal whitespace characters. –  Fopedush Apr 10 '13 at 21:38

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Add this to your User preferences:

"draw_white_space": "all"

Found the answer here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13297068/sublime-text-2-how-to-change-white-space-characters-color

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Any way to also show newline/carriage-return etc? –  ClothSword Apr 26 '13 at 9:45
    
I doubt it, I think Sublime just shows spaces and tabs. –  d_rail May 2 '13 at 3:46

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