On Sun, 23 May 2010, Robin Smidsrød wrote:
> On 22.05.2010 2:56, Duke Normandin wrote:
> > Hello list...
> > I can't seem to find how to UN-indent a line of text with JOE. The
> > "help" screen shows how to indent, but not the other way. I use
> > "jmacs". TIA...
> If you have a block marked the way to indent is to use "Ctrl-K .", to
> unindent that block you use "Ctrl-K ,".
> To indent a single line you just use the Tab key, but I don't think
> there is a way to unindent a single line. Someone please speak up if
> there actually is a way to do that.
> This is for the standard joe layout. Not sure if it is also valid for jmacs.
Thanks for the reply! _Not_ valid for "jmacs".
However, I found the answer, for anyone interested.
Emacs (and jmacs seems to follow it closely) has the notion of
"command repeat" using ^U <some_integer>, e.g. ^U 4 or ^U -4, which
means "repeat the next command 4 times forwards, or 4 times backward
The "Jmacs" indent command is: ^X^I which indents exactly 1 space.
Chaining the 2 commands together like:
^U 4 ^X^I => indents 4 spaces
^U -4 ^X^I => unindents 4 spaces
A: Backwards from the way folks normally read text
A: Because it forces conversations to flow in a nonsensical order.
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