Emacs: Indentation Commands

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Indent Current Line

indent-for-tab-commandTab
indent current line or region.

Indent a Text Selection

Alt+x indent-regionCtrl+Alt+\
Indent a region. Select a region first.
Alt+x indent-rigidly
Indent all lines in a region in a fixed way. Press to move to right or to left.

More indent commands:

Alt+x indent-relative
Indent current line in the same style as previous non-blank line.
Alt+x indent-relative-maybe
Like indent-relative indent current line like previous non-blank line, only if the previous line has more indent than current line.

Convert Tabs to Space in Source Code

Alt+x untabify
Convert tabs to spaces. In region. Press Ctrl+u first to do whole buffer.
Alt+x tabify
Convert spaces to tabs. In region. Press Ctrl+u first to do whole buffer.

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