How can I increase the level of headers recursively? example:

 * Top header
 ** Sub header
 *** Sub sub header

To :

** Top header
*** Sub Header
**** Sub sub header

Put point at the top header and try <M-S-right> (meta+shift+right arrow). This calls the command org-shiftmetaright, which moves the current heading and its subtree a level deeper.

  • It only work for 1 line at a time. How to do it for multi lines, like for a region? May 14 '20 at 14:56
  • 2
    If you want to move a region, use <M-right> or org-metaright, but be aware that this approach just demotes what is in the region so it may not behave as you expect if you have subtrees that extend outside the region.
    – glucas
    May 14 '20 at 15:05
  • yeah, it works once, then dismiss the region. but useful anyway May 15 '20 at 20:08

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