Emacs Lisp: Text Editing Functions
Here's the most used functions related to text editing.
;; insert string at current cursor position (insert "sun and moon")
(info "(elisp) Text")
Delete n characters to the right. Use negative number to delete to the left.
;; delete 9 chars starting at cursor pos (delete-char 9)
Delete text btween 2 positions.
Often used with
point-minfor getting the minimal position in a buffer. because minimal position is not 1, when
narrow-to-regionis in effect. And use
point-maxfor getting buffer max position.
;; deleting text btween positions 59 and 896 (delete-region 59 896)
Delete all next in buffer, ignores
Delete between 2 positions and return the deleted text.
(delete-and-extract-region 3 20)