Emacs: Select Text Block 🚀
Select Current Block
This lets you select current block of text. (a block here is text between empty lines.)
If there's already a selection, extend selection downward by block.
(defun xah-select-block () "Select the current/next block plus 1 blankline. If region is active, extend selection downward by block. URL `http://xahlee.info/emacs/emacs/emacs_select_text_block.html' Version: 2019-12-26 2021-08-13 2023-11-14" (interactive) (if (region-active-p) (re-search-forward "\n[ \t]*\n[ \t]*\n*" nil :move) (progn (skip-chars-forward " \n\t") (when (re-search-backward "\n[ \t]*\n" nil :move) (goto-char (match-end 0))) (push-mark (point) t t) (re-search-forward "\n[ \t]*\n" nil :move))))