: Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

TableE-3.Deleting, yanking, region, and clipboard commands

TableE-3.Deleting, yanking, region, and clipboard commands

TableE-3.Deleting, yanking, region, and clipboard commands (Chapter 2)

Keystrokes Command name Action
C-d delete-char Delete character under cursor.
Del delete-backward-char Delete previous character.
M-d kill-word Delete next word.
M-Del backward-kill-word Delete previous word.
C-y Edit ? Paste Most Recent yank Restore what you've deleted.
C-w Edit ? Cut kill-region Delete a marked region (see next section).
C-@ orC- Space set-mark-command Mark the beginning (or end) of a region.
C-x C-x exchange-point-and-mark Exchange location of cursor and mark.
C-w kill-region Delete the region.
C-y yank Paste most recently killed or copied text.
M-w kill-ring-save Copy the region (so it can be pasted with C-y).
C-x h mark-whole-buffer Mark buffer.
M-y yank-pop After C-y, pastes earlier deletion.
(none) clipboard-kill-region Cut region and place both in kill ring and on system clipboard.
(none) clipboard-yank Paste text from clipboard.
(none) clipboard-kill-ring-save Copy text to clipboard.


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