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Re: FW: yank-secondary

From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: FW: yank-secondary
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:33:59 +0200

On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:57:30 -0800, Drew Adams wrote:
> Resending. Questions:
> 1) Any interest?
> 2) Do you yank the secondary selection (without the mouse)? If so, how?

I do use various selections so I wrote the all purpose `insert-selection'.

(defun insert-select (&optional TYPE)
  "Insert text from 'PRIMARY (x-get-selection) or CUT-BUFFER (x-get-cut-buffer)
clipboard (mouse selected). The 'CUT-BUFFER is used for Xvnc

Optional arg TYPE can specify the selection:
  10-17 - cut buffer 0-7"
       (interactive "P")
       (or TYPE (setq TYPE 0))
       (insert (or (cond
           ((= TYPE 1)
                       (x-get-selection 'PRIMARY 'STRING))
           ((= TYPE 2)
                       (x-get-selection 'SECONDARY 'STRING))
           ((= TYPE 3)
                       (x-get-selection 'CLIPBOARD 'STRING))
           ((and (> TYPE 9) (< TYPE 18))
                       (x-get-cut-buffer (- TYPE 10)))
       ;; default action (no/wrong TYPE)
                           (if (eq window-system 'w32)
                               (if (getenv "VNCDESKTOP")
           ) "")))

Remarks: Check before use !
Test it on w32 too - I did not use NTEmacs for at least 3 years.

The "VNCDESKTOP" test is used for Emacs used through VNC on UNIX.

Even when used through VNC you may want the other options.
e.g. If you marked text on Mozilla/Firefox you will need the
'CLIPBOARD (type=3), not the cut-buffer (used with xterm/rxvt).


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