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Re: Clearning a keymap completely


From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: Clearning a keymap completely
Date: 9 Sep 2016 09:04:28 GMT
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Narendra Joshi wrote:
> I need to remove all the self-insert commands in a buffer. I want to
> be able to insert text into the buffer through emacs lisp but don't
> want the user to be able to insert text. How can this be done?

Easiest way is to set the buffer to read-only, then whenever you want to
insert text programmatically, do:

```
(let ((inhibit-read-only t))
  (insert-text)
  ...)
```

You can of course use a keymap that binds every normal key to `nil`, but
you'll have to install it in such a way that it actually overrides all
other keymaps in that buffer. You'd have to read up on keymaps in the
Elisp manual to learn how to do that.



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