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Re: M-x indent-region not working (?)

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: M-x indent-region not working (?)
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 21:03:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (guanxi) writes:

> M-x indent-region (or C-M-\) doesn't seem to behave per the manual: 
> "C-M-\ (indent-region) applies to all the lines that begin in the
> region; it indents each line in the "usual" way, as if you had typed
> TAB at the beginning of the line."
> In text mode, if I select these regions and type C-M-\, I get the
> following results.  In none of these examples does Emacs behave as if
> I typed TAB at the beginning of each line -- is there somthing I
> misunderstand?

The wording in the manual is somewhat sloppy, I guess.  Hm.

Is it important for you to get it working correctly in this case, or
are you just doing this to understand what's going on?  In
programming language modes, like C mode, C-M-\ does what you'd expect
from the documentation.
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