Commit 4d4e9522 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Document new commands for manipulating local variable lists.

* custom.texi (Specifying File Variables, Directory Variables):
Document new commands for manipulating local variable lists.
parent 5854c267
2010-04-15 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* custom.texi (Specifying File Variables, Directory Variables):
Document new commands for manipulating local variable lists.
2010-04-09 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* trouble.texi (Contributing): Add cindex entry.
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@c This is part of the Emacs manual.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001,
@c 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
@c Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
@node Customization, Quitting, Amusements, Top
@chapter Customization
......@@ -1086,11 +1087,22 @@ You can specify any number of variable/value pairs in this way, each
pair with a colon and semicolon as shown above. The special
variable/value pair @code{mode: @var{modename};}, if present,
specifies a major or minor mode; if you use this to specify a major
mode, it should come first in the line. The @var{value}s are are used
mode, it should come first in the line. The @var{value}s are used
literally, and not evaluated.
Here is an example that specifies Lisp mode and sets two variables
with numeric values:
@findex add-file-local-variable-prop-line
@findex delete-file-local-variable-prop-line
@findex copy-dir-locals-to-file-locals-prop-line
You can use the command @code{add-file-local-variable-prop-line}
instead of adding entries by hand. It prompts for a variable
and value, and adds them to the first line in the appropriate way.
The command @code{delete-file-local-variable-prop-line} deletes a
variable from the line. The command
@code{copy-dir-locals-to-file-locals-prop-line} copies directory-local
variables (@pxref{Directory Variables}) to the first line.
Here is an example first line that specifies Lisp mode and sets two
variables with numeric values:
@smallexample
;; -*- mode: Lisp; fill-column: 75; comment-column: 50; -*-
......@@ -1144,6 +1156,17 @@ won't confuse other programs that the file is intended for. The
example above is for the C programming language, where comment lines
start with @samp{/*} and end with @samp{*/}.
@findex add-file-local-variable
@findex delete-file-local-variable
@findex copy-dir-locals-to-file-locals
You can construct the local variables list yourself, or use the
command @code{add-file-local-variable}. This prompts for a variable
and value, and adds them to the list. If necessary, it also adds the
start and end markers. The command @code{delete-file-local-variable}
deletes a variable from the list. The command
@code{copy-dir-locals-to-file-locals} copies directory-local variables
(@pxref{Directory Variables}) to the list.
As with the @samp{-*-} line, the variables in a local variables list
are used literally, and are not evaluated first. If you want to split
a long string across multiple lines of the file, you can use
......@@ -1323,6 +1346,16 @@ style for any C or Java source file. Finally, it specifies a different
subdirectory of the directory where you put the @file{.dir-locals.el}
file.
@findex add-dir-local-variable
@findex delete-dir-local-variable
@findex copy-file-locals-to-dir-locals
You can edit the @file{.dir-locals.el} file by hand, or use the
command @code{add-dir-local-variable}. This prompts for a mode (or
subdirectory), variable and value, and adds an entry to the file.
The command @code{delete-dir-local-variable} deletes an entry. The
command @code{copy-file-locals-to-dir-locals} copies file local
variables (@pxref{File Variables}) to the @file{.dir-locals.el} file.
@findex dir-locals-set-class-variables
@findex dir-locals-set-directory-class
Another method of specifying directory-local variables is to explicitly
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......@@ -95,12 +95,14 @@ with `set-process-query-on-exit-flag'.
unconditionally. The previous behavior, toggling the mode, was
neither reliable nor generally desirable.
*** New commands for adding and removing file-local variables:
+++
*** There are new commands for adding and removing file-local variables:
`add-file-local-variable', `delete-file-local-variable',
`add-file-local-variable-prop-line', and
`delete-file-local-variable-prop-line'.
*** New commands for adding and removing directory-local variables,
+++
*** There are new commands for adding and removing directory-local variables,
and copying them to and from file-local variable lists:
`add-dir-local-variable', `delete-dir-local-variable',
`copy-dir-locals-to-file-locals',
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