Basic Indent Program Indent Lisp Indent
When you wish to reindent several lines of code which have been altered or moved to a different level in the list structure, you have several commands available.
Reindent all the lines within one list (
||Shift an entire list rigidly sideways so that its first line is properly indented.|
|C-M-\||Reindent all lines in the region (|
You can reindent the contents of a single list by positioning point
before the beginning of it and typing C-M-q (
c-indent-exp in C mode; also bound to other suitable
commands in other modes). The indentation of the line the sexp starts on
is not changed; therefore, only the relative indentation within the list,
and not its position, is changed. To correct the position as well, type a
TAB before the C-M-q.
If the relative indentation within a list is correct but the
indentation of its first line is not, go to that line and type C-u
TAB with a numeric argument reindents the current
line as usual, then reindents by the same amount all the lines in the
grouping starting on the current line. In other words, it reindents the
whole grouping rigidly as a unit. It is clever, though, and does not
alter lines that start inside strings, or C preprocessor lines when in C
Another way to specify the range to be reindented is with the region.
The command C-M-\ (
every line whose first character is between point and mark.