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Re: Outline mode

From: lawrence mitchell
Subject: Re: Outline mode
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:24:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2.90 (i386-mingw-windows98.2222)

Keith O'Connell wrote:

> Is there a way to open a file in emacs in outline mode?

> Either with a switch, or file name extension? Better still to open the
> file in a collapsed form

There are multiple ways.  You could have the line:
-*- outline -*-
on the first line of the file, or use a "Local Variables" section
at the end of the file.  See the section "File Variables" in the
Emacs manual, (Info-goto-node "(emacs)File Variables"), for more
detailed information.

If you want all files with an extension .txt to open in outline
mode, you can customise the variable `auto-mode-alist', e.g.

(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.txt$" . outline-mode))

lawrence mitchell <address@hidden>

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