[Geany-Users] Tabify/untabify on selection only, in complete line

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sat Aug 26 19:35:20 UTC 2017

On 2017-08-26 12:00 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> Le 26/08/2017 à 11:43, Matthew Brush a écrit :
>> On 2017-08-26 10:26 AM, Lars Paulsen wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I would like to know if there is a way to tabify/untabify a portion of
>>> selected text?
>>> I know I can mark text and change the indentation with tab/shift tab
>>> and that will also delete tabs (if configured).
>>> But it does only delete the tab on the start of the line before the
>>> first token.
>>> E.g. '-->token-->nextToken;' becomes '....token-->nextToken;' ('.' =
>>> one space, '-->' = one tab).
>>> I would like it to become '....token....nextToken;'.
>>> How can I do that, only for a selection - not for the whole document.
>> I've wanted that a few times as well. One reasonable way would be to
>> change the `Document->Replace [tabs|spaces] with [tabs|spaces]` options
>> to only affect the current selection if there is one. It just requires
>> someone who cares enough to implement it :)
> Someone did a while ago and it made it in 1.26 already ;)
> https://github.com/geany/geany/pull/394
> So, just select some lines and use that feature and it should do what
> you like.  WFM at least :)

Doesn't work here, internal spaces/tabs aren't replaced like the OP is 
asking about. That PR seems to only affect leading indentation and only 
when the whole line is selected.

Matthew Brush

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