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Re: copy minibuffer output with the mouse

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: copy minibuffer output with the mouse
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 08:22:00 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:

> The scene: you have just done (shell-command "pwd") or any other shell
> command that just leaves a line in the minibuffer.  You reach down
> with the mouse to copy part of the output... you should be allowed to here.

That's not the minibuffer, it's the echo area.  It's only the minibuffer 
when you're responding to a prompt down there.

The stuff that's displayed in the echo area is intentionally transient.  
However, it's saved in the *Messages* buffer, so you can go there and 
copy it.

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Woburn, MA

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