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a command which wraps the words or redistributes the newlines within a paragraph as defined by the current major-mode

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How to fill a string programmatically like fill-region in elisp?

Here is what I want: (fill-string ";; This is a long string to be inserted into a buffer somewhere. Okay that's it.") This should insert line breaks according to the fill-column. Something ...
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How to detect if a paragraph has been filled?

Q: how can I detect, programmatically, if a paragraph has been filled? fill-paragraph (synonyms fail me) fills a paragraph, and related fill-* functions do analogous things. Is there a way to detect, ...
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How to properly fill a whole Org buffer programmatically?

I'm trying to fill programmatically an Org buffer (especially the elements quote-block, paragraph and item). Note that all following attempts contains a (org-cycle '(64)) because they all don't work ...
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org-fill-paragraph doesn't comply with org-list-allow-alphabetical

Given that (setq org-list-allow-alphabetical t). Consider the following example, where | stands for the point: 1. |Lorem Ipsum 1. Lorem Ipsum 1. |Lorem Ipsum a. Lorem Ipsum While org-fill-...
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Specify a block of text that should not be filled (leave it "verbatim")?

Consider the following piece of text (in whatever general major mode it may be): Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna ...
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How to treat prettified symbols as the text they represent for filling paragraphs?

I have configured prettify-symbols-mode to display a bunch of LaTeX commands as unicode symbols, for example showing the Greek letter commands as the actual letters. The issue I'm having now is that M-...
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From one-line list to one element per line in python-mode

How do I turn a long one-line list, such as test_list = ['a0000000', 'b1111111', 'c2222222', 'd3333333', 'e4444444', 'f5555555', 'g6666666'] into a one element per line list: test_list = ['a0000000', ...
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How to automatically refill at every character I type?

refill-mode refills automatically if I type certain characters, e.g. space. However, I want to do that at every character I type. Apparently, there is a maniac-mode written by Per Abrahamsson (...
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(Sudden) Weird behavior of M-q in auctex

I very much enjoying using the auto fill functionality that the key binding M-q provides. However, starting recently, I am experiencing a small (but annoying) change in its behavior when in LaTeX mode....
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org-fill-paragraph in the presence of LaTeX Formula

Consider the following piece of text Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore $$e^ix = cos(x) + i \dot sin(x)$$ Lorem ipsum dolor ...
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fill-paragraph on multiple paragraphs at once

I often cut and paste non "filled" text into text files (mostly in org-mode). I then have to go line by line and call fill-paragraph or org-fill-paragraph in org-mode to clean up the text. ...
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How to prevent LaTeX verbatim environments to be subject to LaTeX-fill-region

With LaTeX-verbatim-environments-local, it is possible to declare environments that AUCTeX should consider as verbatim ones. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{myverbatimenv} First ...
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fill-paragraph does not honor fill-column

C-h v fill-column gives me 80. Pasting the lorem ipsum text in *scratch* (lines longer than 80) then going M-x fill-paragraph fills around column 66. The same in c-mode. In this mode, comment wraps ...
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Auto fill of # style comments in Emacs python-mode not working

My expectation is that, like for comments in other language modes besides python, I could write a long comment, say 150 chars, and it would automatically fill, i.e., newline and indent with comment ...
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how to set a fill suffix?

I want to fill (wrap) long lines at n characters, ensuring that each new line ends with "///". (That is the "continuation character" for long lines in Stata code. So that something like this This is ...
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Want to Alt-Q on a long piece of text - but it has no spaces so it doesn't work

When you press Meta-Q to wrap a long blob of text, it doesn't work, probably because my text has no spaces. my text is the result of a curl, json with no spaces. so how do I tell emacs to add ...
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Why does Emacs fill-paragraph corrupt this paragraph layout?

To reproduce what appears to be a bug that I'm encountering, create a new buffer with Emacs 26.1 (Fundamental mode is fine), and paste the following text in: Without message passing to worry about, ...
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About `fill-paragraph` in `markdown-mode`

I have a buffer on markdown-mode with the following contents. 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 - a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ...
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org-fill-paragraph in a list with checkboxes doesn't take into account the checkboxes

I'm trying to figure out a way to change the behavior of org-fill-paragraph for a list with checkboxes. I would like the indentation to take into account the checkbox, but here is what I see: - This ...
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is there a fill paragraph with bullets combo command for emacs

With emacs how can I easily go from this: to this (has nice indentation and fill-paragraph):
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Unfill `mu4e` message before sending

I would like to unfill all paragraphs before sending a message with mu4e. This is because format=flowed is not respected by all platforms (particularly Gmail). I figure that message-send-hook is the ...
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How to convert paragraph into the line?

I've need a function which convert a paragraph into the line, sort each space separated set of characters and fill it back to paragraph. In: Supposedly there are over one million words in the ...
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What is this M-q behaviour in Emacs 26.1 message mode

Since updating to Emacs 26.1. message mode was changed so that M-q does something unexpected. I have fill-column and message-fill-column both set to 72 and pressing M-q on this text: turns it into ...
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Format help buffers to specific width

I'm helping a visually impaired user make viewing documentation in Emacs easier. He sets his font size such that he has about 40 columns of text in a full-screen frame with no splits (and he has ...
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How to add additional comment syntax to a mode?

In general, given a major mode with a defined comment syntax, what do I have to define or change to add a new comment syntax? By "adding", I mean setting some new characters so that they work with ...
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How to justify all paragraphs of the currect buffer?

I would like to fill justify all paragraphs in the current buffer if no region is selected. I wrote the the following function which performs this job. Is there a better way to write this function? ...
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indent items in auctex

What I would like to achieve is a deeper indentation of lines in items in Auctex. \begin{itemize} \item This is what I would like to achieve. The beginning of the second line aligns with ...
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org-fill-paragraph leaves a comma at end of C style comment

In a src block when there is a C style comment /* ... */ doing an org-fill-paragraph would always put a comma just before the last star, like this: /* Some comment ,*/ Is there a way to stop it from ...
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How to make fill-paragraph respect smileys at end of sentences?

I'm a big fan of fill-paragraph, and also sentence-end-double-space being set to t so that I can easily navigate and edit via backward-sentence, forward-sentence, kill-sentence, transpose-sentences ...
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paragraph reflow and advance to next para?

Excuse tyro question (google hasn't helped), but the default behaviour of paragraph reflow (M-q) not advancing to the next para doesn't suit me, particularly when reflowing a large section of text, ...
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fill-paragraph in programming

Is it possible, or does some function exists, to get the equivalent of the alt-q command, but in programming? Suppose I've just written this in python: group_parser.add_argument('-n',nargs=1, ...
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fill-paragraph (`M-q`) for s-expressions?

With M-q (aka fill-paragraph), it is possible to format a single line of text nicely. Is there a command or function which does a similar thing for lisps s-expressions? It should break one-liner ...
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Org-mode paragraph-start not respected

I want to configure it so that bulleted lists in org mode are there own paragraphs - for example, in a org file, i have: . foo bar baz . baz bar bla When I do fill-paragraph, this results in: . foo ...
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Incorrect filling of Python docstrings in pep257 mode

I have python-fill-docstring-style set to pep-257 (default) and I'm trying to fill docstring paragraphs. However, python mode does not count """ towards the number of characters, nor does it consider ...
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Prevent fill-paragraph from wrapping past horizontal rules

Say I have the following document: Sir Bedevere ------------ Well, now, uh, Lancelot, Galahad, and I, wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French by surprise - not only ...
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auto-fill-mode fails in comment with empty second line

Consider the following comments: ;; This is the first line of a comment. ;; ;; This is the second line, which begins a paragraph. If I have ;;auto-fill-mode enabled, I lose the leading space! ;; ...
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Prevent fill-paragraph from breaking Org Mode inline source block

The fill-paragraph function isn't aware of the inline Org Mode source block syntax and is able to destroy it. For instance the following paragraph Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur src_emacs-...
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pasting from websites results in 1 long line..anyway to keep the paragraph format?

when copy and pasting from any web site a paragraph and pasting into emacs with S-insert, the paragraph is always a very long line. is there anyway to keep the paragraph structure?
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Prevent fill-paragraph from breaking LaTeX displayed equations in Org Mode

In Org Mode fill-paragraph brakes the following paragraph (containing LaTeX displayed equation) * Some headline Text text text \[ e=mc^2 \] text text text. into * Some headline ...
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How to have fill-paragraph/fill-region break the line after a period?

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to properly fill a section of text when the last word of a suitable line ends with a period. Emacs seems to think that words separated by a period (and space) are ...
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Disabling hanging indentations with fill-paragraph

I want to be able to fill a whole paragraph with fill-paragraph, first line included, between the left-margin and fill-column values (adaptive-fill-mode is disabled). I am able to do this, but I ...
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Emacs auto fill on period

How can I tweak Emacs auto-fill to fill when a period is inserted? For example, with a (setq fill-column 10) the following will auto-fill when I press the space after "fill". ;; good fill ;; good ;;...
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How can I use par as my paragraph formatter

I'm coming from vim, which has a gq operator that acts much like emacs' fill-paragraph function (M-q). There's a 'formatprg' setting that allows you to point gq at an external program for its ...
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fill-paragraph chokes on semicolons

I use mutt for email (outside of emacs) and set my EDITOR to an emacsclient invocation. Thus, mutt spawns emacsclient in the same terminal when I want to compose an E-mail, then catches the output ...
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What module handles word+period within paragraph fill?

I'm experienced with elisp, and I'm using emacs 24.5. I want to modify how fill-paragraph works for a special application, and I'm trying to figure out which elisp code handles the case where a short ...
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Retooling fill-paragraph to append trailing spaces

I'm using emacs as an external editor for mutt, and am hoping to get format=flowed messages to compose properly. The default behavior for fill-paragraph is to end lines without any whitespace, but the ...
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Fill is not working in org-mode?

While in org-mode I've tried calling fill-paragraph directly. I've tried using auto-fill-mode and refill-mode. I've tried org-fill-paragraph. The fill-column is set appropriately. None of them ...
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Run fill-paragraph for content on org-mode export

How can you run fill-paragraph on an exported document? fill-paragraph/auto-fill-mode distribute and insert newlines which help when reading a document in an editor that doesn't necessarily wrap long ...
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How realign existing contents of buffer on column-width?

I added the following settings to my dot-Emacs: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda() (set-fill-column 80))) When I'm typing sentences in an ...
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Why does filling in AUCTeX behave so badly?

I'm using AUCTeX to edit LaTeX files. The behavior of the fill command M-q (also C-c C-q C-p, LaTeX-fill-paragraph) is very erratic. For example, if I have the following text: test $1 + 1 = 2$ test $...