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Indent all the files in a project using emacs

Terminal - Indent all the files in a project using emacs
lst=`find . -iname \*.c -or -iname \*.h`; for i in $lst; do emacs -nw -q $i --eval "(mark-whole-buffer)" --eval "(indent-region (point-min) (point-max) nil)" --eval "(save-buffer)" --kill; done
2010-09-09 22:02:54
User: JollyJumper
Functions: emacs
Indent all the files in a project using emacs

indenting all the files at a time, if the file has local variable for indentation style its even better.

This one liner is not pretty but it does the job.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find -iname \*.[ch] -exec emacs -nw -q {} --eval "(progn (mark-whole-buffer) (indent-region (point-min) (point-max) nil) (save-buffer))" --kill \;
2010-09-10 12:24:58
User: ioggstream
Functions: emacs find

use -iname \*[.ch] instead of -iname \*.c -o -iname \*.h

find . -iname \*.c -or -iname \*.h -exec emacs -nw -q {} --eval "(progn (mark-whole-buffer) (indent-region (point-min) (point-max) nil) (save-buffer))" --kill \;
2010-09-10 05:07:11
User: zev
Functions: emacs find

Use find's exec and reduce the need for multiple evals with a progn wrapper.

find . -iname \*.[ch] -exec indent "{}" \;
2010-09-10 13:25:10
User: putnamhill
Functions: find

This version uses the indent C formatting utility. Doesn't appear to be included with ubuntu. But CentOS and MacOS have it.

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