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Re: [O] feature proposal. Kill and yank columns

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] feature proposal. Kill and yank columns
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:13:15 +0200


Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

> I know that I can delete columns but I miss a function which would
> *kill* a column,  put it in the some ring (or register) and paste it.
> I do this my marking the content of a column and use kill-rectangle and
> yank-rectangle but I find such a solution which needs the mark,
> cumbersome.
> I goggled around and found for example proposals as in
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22002374/how-to-select-a-column-of-a-table-in-emacs-org-mode
> Which is basically the same I do. 
> Or in
> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-hacks.html#field-coordinates-in-formulas
> Which seems complicated.
> It also seems a subject which comes up regularly. Is this so difficult
> to implement?

There are `org-table-cut-region', `org-table-copy-region' and
`org-table-paste-rectangle'. In any case, you'll need the mark.


Nicolas Goaziou

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