Is there a built-in command to delete the contents of a cell in a single keystroke within an org-mode table? Note, I don't want to delete the row, just the cell contents.

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If not, how would you write this?

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org-table-blank-field, present in the “Tbl” menu.

It used to be bound to C-c SPC, but version 9.5 removed that default binding.

It's been around at least since version 6.01 in 2008, but for some reason it was only added to the manual as a consequence of this question.


org-table-blank-field as already said, but also if you move to the cell with TAB, then typing will clear the cell content and replace it with what you type.

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