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

From: guanxi
Subject: Re: M-x indent-region not working (?)
Date: 11 Aug 2003 07:56:21 -0700

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> 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.

I use Emacs for text editing (in English).  Indenting a block of text
would be very useful.

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