listchars to show my whitespace, but the code style I adhere to uses tabs. Seeing
^I for all of my tabs is nauseating.
How would I keep all of my existing list characters but with a blank tab character?
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Turns out non-breaking spaces work just fine.
As per this answer, the utf-8 sequence is
Since I'm on a mac, I simply did
echo -en "\xc2\xa0" | pbcopy and then added them to my .vimrc:
[2p] pasted the clipboard twice. The result ended up being
which correctly caused tabs to show up as simple whitespace.