On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 07:46:46AM +0900, Craig Files wrote:
> Put :set expandtab  in your .vimrc file.  ... This specifies that 
> while in autoindent mode spaces are used instead of tabs.  To place 
> a tab while in this mode use <CNTRL-V><TAB>.

The problem is that vi does not support expandtab, nor does it support
.vimrc files.  Only vim does that (real vi uses .exrc).

Note that vim can emulate vi behavior with softtabstop and noexpandtab
(though I don't know why I would want to do this...).

Paul