Emacs: Copy Rectangle Region to kill-ring 🚀

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here a command to copy rectangle region to emacs's kill-ring. [see Emacs: Edit Column Text, Rectangle Commands]

put this in your Emacs Init File:

(defun xah-copy-rectangle-to-kill-ring (Begin End)
  "Copy region as column (rectangle region) to `kill-ring'
See also: `kill-rectangle', `copy-to-register'.

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version 2016-07-17"
  ;; extract-rectangle suggested by YoungFrog, 2012-07-25
  (interactive "r")
  (require 'rect)
  (kill-new (mapconcat 'identity (extract-rectangle Begin End) "\n")))
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