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Re: Problem binding to a key

From: weber
Subject: Re: Problem binding to a key
Date: 20 Apr 2007 08:54:49 -0700
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On 20 abr, 11:54, Cecil Westerhof <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have the following two lines in my .emacs:
>   (define-key global-map "\C-cw" 'clipboard-kill-ring-save)
>   (define-key global-map "\C-x\C-kw" 'clipboard-kill-ring-save)
> The first line is no problem, the second gives:
>   error: "Key sequence C-x C-k w uses invalid prefix characters"
> What I understood from 'Learning GNU Emacs' is the second way, the way you
> should bind your own definitions. Why does it not work?

Because C-k already has another definition (killing text)
You have to "undefine" C-k with something like this:
(global-set-key "\C-k" nil)
Hope it helps,

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