I've somehow managed to have all tabs show up as the control character
^I in VIm, specifically gvim 8.1.1 on Windows 10.
All I have related to tabs in vimrc is this:
I do also have these lines that point to something else, so to speak, but wouldn't expect them to have an influence on tabs showing as control characters:
source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim set nocompatible behave mswin
I did have the following, but after thinking there could be some interaction (1, 2, 3), commented it out and still see the control characters:
" highlight tabs and trailing spaces "set listchars=trail:- "set list
liststill active? What do you get from command
:set list?, does it tell you
nolist? If you run
:set nolist, does the problem go away?
:set nolistwithin gvim does fix it. Strangely, however,
set nolistin my
_vimrcmakes no change. There is nothing about lists set in .gvimrc. Where else would this be set?
vimfiles. Thank you for the sanity check. Want to submit "Well, it is
set nolist, but also check that you're setting it in the right place" as an answer?
:verbose set list?It shows the value and where it was last set.