Introduction to Indent

The indent program can be used to make code easier to read. It can also convert from one style of writing C to another. indent understands a substantial amount about the syntax of C, but it also attempts to cope with incomplete and misformed syntax.

Downloading Indent

indent can be found on in the subdirectory /gnu/indent/ on your favorite GNU mirror. For other ways to obtain Indent, please read How to get GNU Software


indent documentation can be found at You may also find more information about indent by running info indent, man indent, or looking at /usr/share/doc/indent/ or /usr/local/share/doc/indent/ on your system.

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

Email the indent bug and help list at <>. See for subscription information.

Announcements about indent and most other GNU software are made on <>.