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Re: decriminalize C-k in read-only buffers!

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: decriminalize C-k in read-only buffers!
Date: 17 Apr 2003 04:59:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net> writes:

> "C-k runs the command kill-line ... If the buffer is read-only, Emacs
> will beep and refrain from deleting the line, but put the line in the
> kill ring anyway.  This means that you can use this command to copy
> text from a read-only buffer."
> OK, but what if we're bored with S/M and want to turn the little
> tingle off?  (You see, mother has wired the bell to electrodes on my
> head to teach me proper computing and not wake her up.)


> Maybe we should just push for a variable to decriminalize [no
> flashing] C-k when the buffer is readonly. With maybe a  message, in
> the minibuffer, if the user prefers.

kill-read-only-ok's value is nil

*Non-nil means don't signal an error for killing read-only text.

You can customize this variable.

Defined in `simple'.


David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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