kill-region - Delete all characters in the marked region
n kill-region (C-w)
kill-region deletes all characters from the cursor to the mark set with the set-mark(2) command. The characters removed are copied into the kill buffer and may be extracted using yank(2). If a numeric argument of 0 is given the command has no effect. If a negative argument is given the characters are not placed in the kill buffer, therefore the text is effectively lost (this does not effect the undo(2) operation).
The mark position may be ahead or behind the current cursor position.
Where the region contains a narrowed region, defined by narrow-buffer(2), then kill-region deletes all text contained within the narrow, this text is added to the kill buffer.
To move text from one place to another:
Repeat the last two steps to insert further copies of the same text.
Windowing systems such as X-Windows and Microsoft Windows utilize a global windowing kill buffer allowing data to be moved between windowing applications (cut buffer and clipboard, respectively). Within these environments MicroEmacs '06 automatically interacts with the windowing systems kill buffer, the last MicroEmacs '06 kill-region entry is immediately available for a paste operation into another windowing application.
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Last Modified: 2006/07/28
Generated On: 2006/10/07