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Re: On cut, copy, paste etc...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On cut, copy, paste etc...
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 13:47:01 +0300

> Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:31:06 +0200
> From: Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> > Not really: if you type "C-h c" and then click Edit>Cut, you will see
> > that it runs a command that is different from what C-w does.
> It prints
> <menu-bar> <edit> <cut> runs the command clipboard-kill-region

Exactly.  And C-w runs kill-region, which is a different command,
although the effect is very similar.

> while on http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/ it says:
> C-w Kill region ("cut")
> and I do not understand the difference...

Here, "cut" is used as a term known to many users, to make the
Emacs-specific "kill region" easier understandable by newbies.

> In any case, what I meant it was that instead of
> Cut   <cut>
> it would be nice
> etc... if possible.

<cut> _is_ a key, it just doesn't exist on many keyboards.  But some
keyboards do have it.

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