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Re: remove extra whitespace on a line


From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: remove extra whitespace on a line
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 09:26:57 -0600

One method not mentioned:

Highlight line
Menu bar > Edit > Fill


"Perry Smith" <address@hidden> wrote in message
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On Dec 2, 2006, at 1:02 AM, Eric Hanchrow wrote:




    Suppose     I    have   a   line  like   this.
    How can I remove the extra spaces from the line?  So that I end up
with
    this:


    Suppose I have a line like this.


    Exactly like fill-paragraph, but I do not want to "fill" the
paragraph,
    only the current line.  Is there an Emacs function to do this?


Not that I know of, but it'd be very easy to create one with a macro,
or Emacs Lisp.


Just narrow to the line, then fill paragraph.


There is a fill-region-as-paragraph command.  check it out.  The key
sequence
would be to go to the beginning of the line, mark, go to the end of the
line, then
fill-region-as-paragraph.


Also, its quicker for you to type ^h a fill (apropos fill) and scan the
results.


Perry Smith ( address@hidden )
Ease Software, Inc. ( http://www.easesoftware.com )


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