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Is there a way to paste something into the minibuffer?
For example if I want to eval-expression and paste something in there neiter C-v or (obviously p) will work? There has to be a way.

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    Have you tried C-y (which would be the Emacs standard key) ? – politza Aug 31 '16 at 23:36
  • I thought I had. That works. Thanks. – sebastian Sep 1 '16 at 8:10
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C-y does work, but you can also paste into the minibuffer from the default register using dotspacemacs-emacs-leader-key instead of dotspacemacs-leader-key, in which case you can use: leaderre" or leaderrereturn.

Alternatively, you can search and paste the contents from any register: for example leaderre phrase you remember.

Personally, I've just set dotspacemacs-emacs-leader-key to an easily accessible key chord and used it everywhere instead of dotspacemacs-leader-key.

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    I've installed the git layer in spacemacs. When running maggit-clone I'm given a minibuffer asking for the repository URL. C-y pastes the " buffer for me, but if I try SPC-r-e-" in the minibuffer it just says "Whitespace is not allowed here" followed by typing re" Any suggestions? – bobpaul May 31 '17 at 17:11
  • @bobpaul I gave incorrect keybindings--thanks for the heads up. I've corrected my answer above. – Braham Snyder May 31 '17 at 17:54

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