I wonder if it is possible to use a configuration for that command "set listchars=tab:▒░,trail:·" to "see" 4 spaces as tabs and get the effect of the picture below (using real tabs)...

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I use the setting "set expandtab" to Vim use spaces in place of tabs. I really need to use spaces instead of tabs, but I would keep the functionality above. There is some form of do this?

Here's how Vim behaves when I use "set expandtab"...

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... I wish he recognized one tab for every 4 spaces like above!

My setup for tabs...

set tabstop=2
set shiftwidth=2
set softtabstop=2
set expandtab

Thank you!


Have a look at the following plugins:

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  • I could not use "Indent Guides" in Vim terminal (may need some additional feature of Vim). The "indentLine" worked properly! – Eduardo Lucio Aug 25 '14 at 21:07

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