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I'm looking for a emacs package or configuration that makes it possible to mark indentations with vertical lines, like in the following screenshot of Sublime Text:

Sublime Text 2

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I guess this and this could be an answer to your question.

Installation is easy. Invoke git clone git@github.com:antonj/Highlight-Indentation-for-Emacs.git . in, say, ~/.emacs.d/highlight-indents and add

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/packages/highlight-indents/")
(require 'highlight-indentation)

to your .emacs. Then, when visiting a file you can M-x highlight-indentation-mode RET to enable the minor mode.

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PERFECT. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! –  mfaerevaag Jun 18 '13 at 8:24

I think you may want to look at indent-guide mode. It gives indentation of code blocks dynamically when we move the cursor. Moreover, it is easy to set up your favorite indent characters like : and | as well as the background color of intentions.

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