"If you have to run shell command from the text editor to format your code, why don't you run another one to save the file?.."
Perhaps a misunderstanding? But it is quite simple:
- Mark the region that you want to format
- Apply the described command (Shell command on region: perltidy)
- Save your stuff
Alternatively you can run perltidy from the commandline. Then you must rename the resulting formatted file and reload the buffer (M-x revert-buffer).
IMHO applying the shell command (perltidy) on a region respectively running perltidy from within emacs is convinient - and the results look good.
The macro and the binding to F11:
(global-set-key [f11] 'perltidy)
Run it with F11 or M-x perltidy
OK, on a Mac F11 isn't a good idea :-(
(global-set-key [f5] 'perltidy)
Best regards, Karl
P.S.: BTW, i think, many stuff posted on PM is formatted with perltidy, from within emacs or vim. See also
«The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||