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Re: A question regarding cut and paste.

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: A question regarding cut and paste.
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 21:49:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (usg-unix-v)

"Robin Singh" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello All,
> I am a naïve email user. In other windows editors, I can
> 1. Select text(t1) from somewhere and copy it .
> 2. Go somewhere else and  and select some other text(t2) and paste
>    t1. So t2 will be replaced by t1.
> How do we do this in emacs ? Does anyone have macro to do this ? I
> know there's search replace command but I don't want to use that.

For a partial solution, I think you want (delete-selection-mode 1) in
your ~/.emacs.  Then, just after you select text t2, you have to hit
the BACKSPACE or DELETE key, and then you can paste text t1 in its

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