DetectIndent : Automatically detect indent (expandtab, shiftwidth, tabstop) settings
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|This script provides a command which will attempt to guess the correct indent settings for an open file, for use when there is no modeline available. Note that this is a pure vim implementation, and doesn't require any external applications or interpreters.
May also be used in an autocommand, for example:
:autocmd BufReadPost * :DetectIndent
To prefer 'expandtab' to 'noexpandtab' when no detection is possible:
:let g:detectindent_preferred_expandtab = 1
To specify a preferred indent level when no detection is possible:
:let g:detectindent_preferred_indent = 4
Detection is by no means perfect. It won't work if files use especially perverse combinations of spaces and tabs, or weird tab widths. Bug reports and patches encouraged...
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|Place in ~/.vim/plugin/ and ~/.vim/doc/|
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