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I tried

let mapleader = "<Tab>"

and

let mapleader = "Tab"

but neither worked. Right now instead of having

nnoremap <Leader>whatever ...<CR>

I have

nnoremap <Tab>whatever ...<CR>

But I would really like to use <Leader>. Any suggestions?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Try:

:let mapleader = "\<tab>"

See:

:help expr-quote

Specifically the end of the table in the help entry.

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Thank you, that worked. – Yawar Apr 22 '13 at 1:54

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