How to determine if in the current buffer some text is selected?

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    – abo-abo
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 11:41

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You can use region-active-p.

Just to add something to the short answer, region-active-p won't work in -batch, so you need to enable this (which is actually default in plain Emacs):

(transient-mark-mode 1)

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