Emacs: Select Text (mark and region)

By Xah Lee. Date: .

To select text,

  1. Alt+x set-mark-commandCtrl+Space】 This sets a mark.
  2. Move cursor anywhere.

The last marked position to current cursor position is the text selection, called region or active region. (cursor position is called point)

Cancel Selection

press Ctrl+g to cancel selection. (aka, make region inactive.)

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