Emacs Lisp: Cut Copy Paste to/from kill-ring
These are operations that manipulate the kill-ring, which is user's copy/paste storage area.
Normally, you should not modify the kill-ring, unless your command is designed to put something in there for user. If you want to store some text, store them in a local variable [see Emacs Lisp: Variable]
Copy Region to Kill Ring
;; push text between buffer positions to kill-ring (copy-region-as-kill 1 100)
Kill Region to Kill Ring
;; delete text between buffer positions and push to kill-ring (kill-region 247 528)
String to Kill Ring
If you already have a string, use
;; push a string into kill-ring (kill-new "cute cat")
Append String to Kill Ring
;; append string to the latest in kill-ring (kill-append "cute cat" nil) ;; if second arg is t, do prepend
Paste from Kill Ring
;; paste from kill-ring (yank)
Mark a Region
To mark a region, do
(push-mark positon). The current cursor positon to positon will become the new region.
To make the region active, use
(setq mark-active t).
[see Emacs Lisp: Region, Active Region]
(defun my-select-text-in-quote () "Select text between the nearest left and right quotes." (interactive) (let ($pos ($skipChars "^\"")) (skip-chars-backward $skipChars) (setq $pos (point)) (skip-chars-forward $skipChars) (push-mark $pos) (setq mark-active t)))
(info "(elisp) The Kill Ring")