KDE Kate Indentation
For the most part since adopting KDE 5 as the primary desktop environment, Kate has proven to be a satisfactory and helpful text editor.
One user account ran into a speed bump. When using Kate there was no indentation after pressing the
$HOME/.config/katerc with other user accounts found the
Default indentation mode set to
None. Yet changing that option to
Normal made no difference.
When configured accordingly, Kate stores meta data about each file the user opens. This meta data includes the indentation mode for each file. There are two such files with
$HOME/.local/share/kate/anonymous.katesession. The troublesome configuration is
Indentation Mode=none. This is resolved with
sed to change any such lines to
There is a way from within Kate to modify some of the overall meta data attributes saved with each file type, but there does not seem to be a way to fix the meta data for a specific file.
KWrite does not save meta data. The only affected option is
Default indentation mode.