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Re: spacing of ls output in emacs shell

From: Valentin Plechinger
Subject: Re: spacing of ls output in emacs shell
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:54:46 +0100
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At Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:45:14 -0800,
PJ Weisberg wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Strozzi, David J. <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for the suggestion.  I warn you that I am an emacs "user" and not
> > "master."  I put these exact lines in my .emacs, restarted, did M-x shell,
> > ls, same thing - tabs appear in the ls output, and emacs interprets them
> > as giving about 4 spaces.
> >
> > Is there something else I need to do to enable this?
> >
> > I don't understand lisp, so I am not smart enough to think of what I need
> > to do to adapt this to my environment.
> My suggestion would be to put
> (add-hook 'shell-mode-hook (lambda()
>                              (setq tab-width 8)))
> in your .emacs instead of the code Valentin suggested.  (I would test
> it, but 'ls' doesn't output any tabs in shell mode when I try it.)
> -PJ

Ah yes, I forgot about the 8 spaces, that should work better (or try both 
I tried both and it works fine for me (but I never had this problem in the 
first place).

Besides that, is the problem only in this case or whenever you copy things from 

Best Regards
Valentin Plechinger

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