[TxMt] Three requests

profprof at mac.com profprof at mac.com
Thu Dec 9 13:41:14 UTC 2004

On Thursday, December 09, 2004, at 02:27AM, Jarkko Laine <jarkko at jlaine.net> wrote:

>On 9.12.2004, at 01:18, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> Ah, but macros do not require you to write any code.
>> Try this (menu choices):
>>  Automation -> Start Macro Recording
>>  Edit -> Select -> Line
>>  Edit -> Cut
>>  Automation -> Stop Macro Recording
>> Now you have a macro that cuts the current line. You can then select:
>>  Automation -> Save Scratch Macro
>> Name it ?Yank? and press ctrl-y while in the key equivalent field. 
>> Then you can use ctrl-y to cut the current line.
>Ctrl-y is not "cut line" in emacs, that's what ctrl-k does. Ctrl-y then 
>pastes what has been saved to the kill buffer/clipboard by ctrl-k, 
>ctrl-w (cut selection) or M-w (copy selection).
>I think what was desired was that if you kill several lines with 
>ctrl-k, you could paste them all with one keystroke using ctrl-y. This 
>would make it a bit harder to record as a macro (and would effectively 
>mean redefining ctrl-k, too, since it doesn't effect clipboard at the 

Indeed, I was totally off. I meant ctrl-k, not ctrl-y. At the moment, ctrl-k can only remove lines if they are soft wrapped and do not send them to a buffer to be recalled by ctrl-y.  I'll try the suggestion by Allan, though.


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