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Tab​To​Space​Converter

by maliayas ST3

Convert tabs to spaces in Sublime Text and preserve inline alignments.

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TabToSpaceConverter

TabToSpaceConverter is a Sublime Text plugin that converts tab characters in a file to spaces and applies your new tab width setting to it; while preserving tab based inline alignments.

Batch converting is supported.

Overview

The Problem

Let's say you have a file that uses hard tabs for indendation and for inline alignment:

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And the above file is created with tab_size = 8 setting, so the inline alignment only works when the tab_size is 8.

And then you want to adapt the file to a different styleguide, which uses 4 spaces for indentation. When you open the file with the new settings, you will see:

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To apply the new styleguide to the file, you would normally use the Sublime Text menu in the status bar (Convert Indentation to Spaces):

menu

Which would give you the below result, breaking the inline alignment:

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The Solution

Use this plugin and get the below result, as you would expect:

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Installation

You can install the plugin via:

  • Package Manager by searching TabToSpaceConverter
  • git clone https://github.com/maliayas/SublimeText_TabToSpaceConverter.git TabToSpaceConverter
  • Downloading the zip of the repo and extracting into Packages/TabToSpaceConverter

The plugin is developed for Sublime Text 3 and above. It's not tested on Sublime Text 2; however it may still work there, so you can give it a try if you have to.

Usage

This plugin is meant to be used with a keybinding. It's not defined by default, because it needs some configuration. You should click the Preferences > Key Bindings menu and then add a keybinding like this:

{
    "keys"      : ["ctrl+alt+t"],
    "command"   : "tab_to_space_converter",
    "args"      : {"previous_tab_size": 8, "all_views": false}
}
  • previous_tab_size: In order the plugin to preserve inline alignments, it has to know what tab_size setting was used when the file was created.

  • all_views: If you set this to true, all the open views will be converted. To save all those files, you can use the File > Save All menu.

You don't have to provide your current tab_size setting to the plugin, just set it in the Sublime Text and the plugin will read it.

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License

TabToSpaceConverter is released under the MIT License.