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Re: backward-delete-word function (not backward-kill-word)


From: gg44060
Subject: Re: backward-delete-word function (not backward-kill-word)
Date: 26 Feb 2004 07:31:10 -0800

"Ehud Karni" wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
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> On 24 Feb 2004 21:19:44 -0800, gg44060(at)mail.com wrote:
> >
> > Is there a backward-delete-word funtion in emacs?  It is very annoying
> > to have the  words deleted during a find-file to show up on the kill
> > ring [snip ]
> >
> > I tried defining it as a keyboard macro using delete-region, but of
> > course it doesn't work in the mini-buffer.
> 
> Just copy the `kill-word' and `backward-kill-word' functions (from
> simple.el) and replace the string "kill" by "delete" like this:
> 
> (defun delete-word (arg)
>   "Delete characters forward until encountering the end of a word.
> With argument, do this that many times."
>   (interactive "p")
>   (delete-region (point) (progn (forward-word arg) (point))))
> 
> (defun backward-delete-word (arg)
>   "Delete characters backward until encountering the end of a word.
> With argument, do this that many times."
>   (interactive "p")
>   (delete-word (- arg)))
> 
> Assign (globally) keys to these functions and enjoy it.

Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for and it works like a
charm!  I hope to get the full sources installed for emacs once the
download site starts working again.


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