Yes, I realize vim is a powerful editor that can probably do more than a GUI editor ever could, and I use it and nano as my primary text editors. Still trying to figure out which I like more. I mean, the whole reason I looked into these is because, by common sense, CLI/TUI is inherently faster than GUI, and for something like a text editor, I believe it should work fast. #1 priority for me. I am pleased with how fast they are, and, being a programmer, the syntax highlighting makes it almost too good to be true.
Anyways, there are a few other things I have to say after experimenting with the command:
1) It should be noted that you have to be in command mode when doing this, and the command is ":>", not ">".
2) It should also be noted that you can use ":>>" to space twice, ":>>>" to space three times, etc.
3) After spending some time experimenting with variations of the command, I found that ":>n" will tab n lines after the current line (inclusive).
Also, is there a way to show a line count?