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bug#1496: 23.0.60; comint-delete-output should copy region to the kill r

From: barry
Subject: bug#1496: 23.0.60; comint-delete-output should copy region to the kill ring
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 18:37:10 -0500 (EST)

comint-delete-output uses delete-region instead of kill-region because the
latter sets this-command.  Still, comint-delete-output should copy the killed
region to the kill ring so that it can be conveniently yanked into other
buffers.  A use case:

I use bzr diff in a shell buffer to get the changes in my working directory.
I'd like to copy that output directly into an email or a pastebin buffer.
With comint-delete-output's current behavior I can't use C-c C-o because the
output is thrown away.  By adding a call to copy-region-as-kill, I can now go
to my mail buffer and hit C-y to paste the diff output.

Here's a better definition of comint-delete-output:

(defun comint-delete-output ()
  "Delete all output from interpreter since last input.
Does not delete the prompt."
  (let ((proc (get-buffer-process (current-buffer)))
        (replacement nil)
        (inhibit-read-only t))
      (let ((pmark (progn (goto-char (process-mark proc))
                          (forward-line 0)
        ;; Add the text to the kill ring.
        (copy-region-as-kill comint-last-input-end pmark)
        (delete-region comint-last-input-end pmark)
        (goto-char (process-mark proc))
        (setq replacement (concat "*** output flushed ***\n"
                                  (buffer-substring pmark (point))))
        (delete-region pmark (point))))
    ;; Output message and put back prompt
    (comint-output-filter proc replacement)))

The only difference is the addition of the comment and the call to

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 of 2008-10-13 on rothera, modified by Debian
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Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.10502000
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'--libexecdir=/usr/lib' '--localstatedir=/var' '--infodir=/usr/share/info' 
'--mandir=/usr/share/man' '--with-pop=yes' 
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