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Re: Plain text indentation problem

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Plain text indentation problem
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:46:31 -0800 (PST)
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> The problem is, when I get to the second "Scenario" line that needs to
> be indented less than the line before it.  Emacs automatically indents
> it the same as the previous line (which I'd expect), but what's the
> best way to get the line back to the same indentation as the previous
> line?  I've been doing M-b's until I get to the beginning of the first
> word ("Scenario"), then backspacing.  The problem is if I backspace
> back to the beginning of the line, then hit tab again, emacs indents
> the line in one space more than the first "Scenario" line.   In other
> words, it looks kind of like this:
> ** SNIP **
> Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?  Is there an easier way to move a line
> back one TAB width?
> (BTW.. For anyone whose interested, the file format in question is for
> the Ruby Rspec Story Runner tool)

Well, the simple answer I can think of would be to write your own lisp
function (or a keyboard macro) that would do the equivlient of C-a, C-
f, <DEL>, C-e. Alternativly, you could store the location of the point
and then jump back to that instead of the end of the line.

However, I think a much more elegant and useful solution would be to
write your own major mode for ruby rspec stories. More information on
doing this can be found at [1], you are most likely most interested in

Hope this helps :)


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