I followed the tutorial verbatim and I am unable to yank earlier kills. I have looked online for support, but noone else seems to have this problem.
Kill a line, move around, kill another line. Then do C-y to get back the second killed line. Then do M-y and it will be replaced by the first killed line. Do more M-y's and see what you get. Keep doing them until the second kill line comes back, and then a few more. If you like, you can try giving M-y positive and negative arguments.
When I do C-y, I get back the last killed line. "Mark Set" shows up in the "command window"(where we type commands) after I do C-y. When I follow it up with M-y, nothing happens.
My question is where do I start looking for the issues? Am I doing something wrong, or is the documentation not right? Could it be the version I have installed? Please help. Thanks.
- Emacs 24.3.1
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (almost up-to-date)
I am a noob, going through line by line of the emacs tutorial to get the basics of emacs.