How to set tab-width to 4 spaces in emacs ??

David Robinow drobinow at
Thu Oct 11 16:53:20 CEST 2001

"Thomas Weholt" <t-weh at> wrote in message news:<1J1x7.14385$tu6.623674 at>...
> Trying to set the tab-width in emacs to 4 spaces without luck. Using
> Mandrake 8.1 ( great distro btw, python 2.1.1, postgresql 7.1.3 etc. try it
> now !)
 Put the following in your .emacs
 You may find comments in the source of python-mode.el to be helpful.

(defun my-pystuff ()
  (setq tab-width 4
        py-indent-offset 4
        indent-tabs-mode t
        py-smart-indentation nil))

(add-hook 'python-mode-hook 'my-pystuff)

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