Emacs: Copy Append to Register 1, Clear Register 1 🚀
This command lets you copy text and append it to register 1.
Everytime this command is called, current line (or selected text) is appended to register 1.
Then, you can paste the collected text in another place.
To paste the collected text,
(defun xah-append-to-register-1 () "Append current line or text selection to register 1. When no selection, append current line, with newline char. See also: `xah-paste-from-register-1', `copy-to-register'. URL `http://xahlee.info/emacs/emacs/emacs_copy_append.html' Version 2015-12-08 2020-09-08" (interactive) (let ($p1 $p2) (if (use-region-p) (setq $p1 (region-beginning) $p2 (region-end)) (setq $p1 (line-beginning-position) $p2 (line-end-position))) (append-to-register ?1 $p1 $p2) (with-temp-buffer (insert "\n") (append-to-register ?1 (point-min) (point-max))) (message "Appended to register 1: 「%s」." (buffer-substring-no-properties $p1 $p2))))
This command need to have a easy key to be useful. I recommend Alt+2. [see Emacs: How to Define Keys]
See also: Emacs: 1 Key to Copy/Paste from Register 🚀
Clear Register 1
With append to register 1, sometimes you need to clear it first.
Here's command to clear register 1.
(defun xah-clear-register-1 () "Clear 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 2015-12-08" (interactive) (progn (copy-to-register ?1 (point-min) (point-min)) (message "Cleared register 1.")))
This command need to have a easy key to be useful. I recommend Alt+1. [see Emacs: How to Define Keys]
- 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) 🚀