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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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