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Re: Tracing matching parentheses / braces


From: Chuck Siska
Subject: Re: Tracing matching parentheses / braces
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 09:25:51 -0800

emsworth --

use M-C-f to go forward from an open parenthesis, bracket,
or brace to just past its corresponding close.  Similarly, 
use M-C-b to go from just past the close to the open.  The
commands bound to these keys are forward-sexp and backward-
sexp.  they work in text documents as well as most other
major modes.  good luck.

-- chuck siska

Lord Emsworth wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Is there any way to trace a corresponding pair of braces / parentheses
> in Emacs?
> 
> I know that when you type the ending parenthesis, Emacs shows the
> matching opening parenthesis. But what about when the document to be
> edited is already written out (say a pre-existing C++ file)? And what
> does one do if one is at the opening brace and wants to find out the
> matching closing brace?
> 
> Regards,
> Emsworth.

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