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GNU Indent
C language source code formatting program

Indent is a C language source code formatting program. It can makes source code easier to read by reformatting it in a consistent style. It can change the style to one of several different styles such as GNU, BSD or K&R. It has some flexibility to deal with incomplete or malformed syntax. GNU indent offers several extensions over the standard utility.


Documentation included

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Download version 2.2.12 (developmental)
released on 24 August 2015

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GPLv3Genium9 October 2015

Leaders and contributors

David Ingamells Maintainer (2001-2010)
Jim Kingdon Contributor (1989-1991)
Joseph Arceneau Contributor (1991-1994)
Andrew Shadura, Daniel Valentine Debian developer (2014 -)
Tim Hentenaar Contributor (2015-)

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 October 2015.


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