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Re: How to "fill" these individual bullets, WITHOUT having to separate b


From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: How to "fill" these individual bullets, WITHOUT having to separate by white-space?
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:09:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

() Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>
() Tue, 19 Jan 2010 23:46:26 -0700

   Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
   > On 18 Jan 2010 05:30:09 -0500, address@hidden (David Combs) wrote:
   >> How to "fill" these individual bullets, WITHOUT having to separate by 
white-space?
   >>
   >>     * Manage user accounts
   >>     * Monitor filesystems and processes
   >>     * Work with configuration files in important formats such as XML and 
YAML
   >>     * Administer databases, including MySQL, MS-SQL, and Oracle with DBI
   >>     * Work with directory services like LDAP and Active Directory
   >>     * Script email protocols and spam control
   >>     * Effectively create, handle, and analyze log files Administer 
network name and configuration services, including NIS, DNS and DHCP
   >>     * Maintain, monitor, and map network services, using technologies and 
tools such as SNMP, nmap, libpcap, GraphViz and RRDtool
   >>     * Improve filesystem, process, and network security
   >
   > One way to do this is to set the fill-prefix to a string of spaces that
   > includes the space *after* one o the bullets and then M-q / fill-region.

I find that:

(setq paragraph-start " +\\* "
      paragraph-separate "\n"
      use-hard-newlines nil)

followed by `M-x fill-region' seems to work in Text mode.
Perhaps there is a better way.

thi




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