Emacs: 1 Key to Copy/Paste from Register 🚀
Here's a command that lets you copy/paste text to register 1.
put this in your Emacs Init File:
(defun xah-copy-to-register-1 () "Copy current line or selection to register 1. See also: `xah-paste-from-register-1', `copy-to-register'. URL `http://xahlee.info/emacs/emacs/elisp_copy-paste_register_1.html' Version: 2012-07-17 2022-10-03" (interactive) (let ($p1 $p2) (if (region-active-p) (setq $p1 (region-beginning) $p2 (region-end)) (setq $p1 (line-beginning-position) $p2 (line-end-position))) (copy-to-register ?1 $p1 $p2) (message "Copied to register 1: [%s]." (buffer-substring-no-properties $p1 $p2))))
Here's paste from register 1:
(defun xah-paste-from-register-1 () "Paste text from register 1. See also: `xah-copy-to-register-1', `insert-register'. URL `http://xahlee.info/emacs/emacs/elisp_copy-paste_register_1.html' Version: 2015-12-08" (interactive) (when (region-active-p) (delete-region (region-beginning) (region-end))) (insert-register ?1 t))
You should give them a easy key, such as Alt+3 Alt+4. [see Emacs: How to Define Keys]
Why the commands?
When you call
each time you have to tell it which register to use.
[see Emacs: Copy to Register]
Most of the time all you need is 1 register.
The single key commands
by-pass the asking and just use register 1.
This saves you 2 key strokes and a brain cycle.
Copy Append to Register
Emacs: Copy Append to Register 1, Clear Register 1 🚀
- Select Text (mark and region)
- Copy/Paste, kill-ring
- Setup Standard Copy Cut Paste Keys
- Copy Current Line If No Selection 🚀
- Copy Buffer or Selection 🚀
- Paste or Paste Previous 🚀
- Show kill-ring (Show Copy History) 🚀