Emacs: Select Text (mark and region)

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Select Text

  1. 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)

Move Cursor to the Other End of Selection (Swap Mark and Point)

exchange-point-and-markCtrl+x Ctrl+x

Cancel Selection

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

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