display-whitespaces - Toggle the displaying of white characters
display-whitespaces toggles the displaying of white characters in the main display. By default white characters, space tab and new-lines, are represented with invisible characters such as one or more ' 's for spaces and tabs and text moving to the next line for new-lines. The user can make this characters become 'visible' using this function.
When this function is first called it toggle enables the displaying of these characters, other characters are drawn in their place to make them visible. A subsequent call will disable the displaying of them.
display-whitespaces is a macro implemented in misc.emf and uses bit 0x80000 of the $system(5) variable.
The displaying of white characters can be enabled or disabled at start-up using user-setup(3).
This feature may be more confusing on some terminals due to the lack of characters available for displaying the white characters. The characters used when displaying white characters are defined in the variable $window-chars(5).
The macro display-white-chars was renamed to display-whitespaces in September 2006.
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Last Modified: 2006/09/06
Generated On: 2006/10/07