[kde-linux] Running a custom script in Kdevelop or Kate

Daniel danstemporaryaccount at yahoo.ca
Mon Feb 4 23:40:37 UTC 2008

I'm not a fan of two-space indents in my code, preferring a single tabstop to 
handle my indents, but the project I'm working on is written in Ruby and the 
standard in that community is a two-space indent, so I have to conform.

I came up with this nifty script however that re-indents the file using tabs, 
and then when I'm ready to commit, re-2spaces it.  I can run it manually 
without issue, but I'd like to find some way to integrate it into Kate and/or 
Kdevelop.  You know, something like:

  1. Open file
  2. Run command that calls my script to fix the indenting
  3. Write code
  4. Run another command that calls my script to uglify the indenting

I would think that this would be easy, but I'd have had no luck digging up a 
howto so far.  Any help would be appreciated.

A rich man came to Jesus one day and asked what he should do to get into 
heaven.  Jesus did not say he should invest, spend, and let the benefits 
trickle down; he said sell what you have, give the money to the poor and 
follow me.
  - Bill McKibben

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