problem with Makefile separator

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    problem with Makefile separator

    Hi All

    I recently changed my vim config file. Now when I hit tab it will produce 4 spaces.

    But now I get a problem with Makefiles, it really seem to need a tab character (\t doesn't work)

    Is there anyway I can keep my vim configuration an work with Makefiles without the tab character ?

    Or is there a way to start vim without reading .vimrc or can I somehow tell vi to restore the tab for the current session... ?

    Thx a lot
    LuCa

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    Yes, Make is picky.

    Anyway, this is a tech issue about vim configuration and should be in the tech board.
    All the buzzt!
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    I have my system setup to do just that. Here's the .vimrc from my home directory:

    Code:
    " .vimrc
    " Last updated August 14, 2005 by jdeckard
    set shiftwidth=3
    set shiftround
    set expandtab
    set noautoindent
    set nocindent
    
    " Enable file type detection
    filetype on
    I'm guessing you'll want to set shiftwidth to four. Vim's file type detection knows to use spaces for .c files and hard tabs for Makefiles. If you feel the need to change the default behavior any further, take a look at $VIMRUNTIME/filetype.vim and $VIMRUNTIME/syntax/lpc.vim.
    Jason Deckard

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    thnx.

    however it doesn't seem to work, I don't get tabs when I'm working on a Makefile
    This is what I have so far:
    Code:
    set expandtab
    set tabstop=2
    set shiftwidth=4
    set shiftround
    set noautoindent
    set nocindent
    
    " The opposite is 'set wrapscan' while searching for strings....
    set nowrapscan
    
    " Source in your custom filetypes as given below -
    so $HOME/.vim/myfiletypes.vim
    " turn on syntax highlighting
    syntax on
    
    highlight Normal guibg=Black
    
    " enable command line history
    set history=100
    
    " Enable file type detection
    filetype on
    Any suggestions why it doesn't work ?
    Is there a way to check vi's assumptions (also usefull with color-highligting) ?

    LuCa

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    Code:
    " Source in your custom filetypes as given below -
    so $HOME/.vim/myfiletypes.vim
    That looks suspicious. Could it be overriding the vim defaults? Also, try :help from within vim. If that doesn't work, let me know what version you're running.
    Jason Deckard

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    I actually never used the :help function, but I must admit it is usefull!
    Anyway, when I added
    Code:
     filetype plugin indent on
    it worked!!

    Thanks a lot
    LuCa

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