vi/vim editor: How to show hidden/invisible characters

vi/vim FAQ: How do I show hidden characters in the vi/vim editor?


I just learned that you can show hidden characters like tabs and end-of-line/newline characters in vi/vim with its set list command. Just go into last-line mode with the : character, then use that command:

:set list

When I do that in my current file, the $ is used to show newline characters, and TAB characters show up as ^I:

exec scala "$0" "$@"$
println("Hello, world")$
^I// tab test$

If you ever need to show hidden/invisible characters in vi/vim, I hope this is helpful.