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Re: snarf up text when at query-replace from: prompt

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: snarf up text when at query-replace from: prompt
Date: 10 Jan 2003 12:03:55 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "RMS" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

RMS> You can copy the text with M-w then do query-replace-interactive and then
RMS> yank it with C-y.

SMR>     ah, but setting that variable back and forth is quite inconvenient.

RMS> Sorry, I meant to type query-replace-regexp, not
RMS> query-replace-interactive.  (M-/ must have found
RMS> query-replace-interactive.)

RMS> Is it clear now?  You can use C-y to yank into the minibuffer
RMS> because it is an ordinary buffer and ordinary commands work.

Ah, but after enjoying C-s C-w C-w... one thirsts for other smart
commands that can snarf up text like that... that the cursor is in the
minibuffer is probably just a technical distraction.  The smart
command would remember where the cursor used to be in the big buffer
above and still snarf.

The 'M-w first' method requires forethought where my so called smart
method would be usable right there...

compare {M-w plus old non interactive search}, vs. {isearch plus C-w}. 
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