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Re: auto-indent in emacs


From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: auto-indent in emacs
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:26:00 -0800 (PST)

Sebastian Rose <address@hidden> writes:

  > Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
  > 
  > > On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:26 PM, harven <address@hidden> wrote:
  > >> Kenneth Brun Nielsen <address@hidden> writes:
  > >>
  > >>> I want to auto-indent a section (actually a whole file) in Emacs.
  > >>>
  > >>> I googled, that the shortcut C-M-\ ("CTRL+ALT+backspace") does the
  > >>> job, but since I have a danish keyboard, where "backspace" requires me
  > >>> to push the META-button "Alt Gr", it seems I'm not able to push this
  > >>> combination.
  > >>>
  > >>> Any suggestions for another way to auto-indent?
  > 
  > 
  > C-x h M-x indent-region RET
  > 
  > I have bound `indent-region' to <f5>.
  > 
  > 
  > >>> Best regards,
  > >>> Kenneth
  > >>
  > >> C-M-\ runs the command indent-region (check it by typing C-h k C-M-\).
  > >> So bind that command to another shortcut. For example, to bind it to C-c 
i
  > >> put the following line in your .emacs
  > >>
  > >> (global-set-key (kbd "C-c i") 'indent-region)
  > >
  > >
  > > Please see also the page http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AltGrKey for
  > > how to type C-M-\.
  > 
  > 
  > All those commands are unusable anyway for they're to difficult to type.
  > But four of those come with easier to type alternatives, which are not
  > mentioned there. Why?
  > 
  > C-M-@     =>   C-M-SPC
  > C-@       =>   C-SPC
  > C-x C-@   =>   C-x C-SPC
  > C-x r C-@ =>   C-x r SPC
  > 
  > 
  > Only backslash commands might be problem. They are not on none of my
  > (German) keyboards. I guess it's a problem of the underlying system
  > (Windows I guess). How about filing a bug report there?
  > 
  > Those commands are:
  > 
  >   `indent-region' has to be rebound (<f5> here).

Why? 
TAB does `indent-region' just fine

  >   `set-input-method'
  >   `abort-recursive-edit'
  > 
  > 
  > 
  > 
  > I think http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AltGrKey is obsolete and should
  > be fixed.
  > 
  > 
  > 
  >   Sebastian




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