Re: Seeing <------> instead of tabs - how to disable ?

On 2008/05/21 14:26 (GMT+0300) Ian Brown apparently typed:

Do you mean  realy  the  string  "<------>"  or  do  you  mean  the  RED

I mean really the string. It is not in RED. (it is in light blue).

I am using mc for 5 years and also did not encounter a thing like this.
Moreover, this is a fresh install on fc9, without any tweak or configuration.

I would appreciate if somebody can give it a try (installing by yum
install mc on fc9).

On fc8  this does ***not*** happen,

I really don't understand your complaint. Nothing in the file you are editing
is changed. All that's different is that you see on screen a representation
of the nature of whitespace instead of naked whitespace. When you see blue
dots, you're seeing space characters. When you see <---->, you're seeing a
tab that is 6 spaces long. If you do a setterm -background blue before
starting mc (I have it in.bashrc), you'll hardly be able to tell they are there.
". . . . in everything, do to others what you would
have them do to you . . . ."       Matthew 7:12 NIV

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata  ***

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