Is there a emacs command to tranpose the line from the point till end of the line. For example:

quick brown fox jumps over **<point>** the lazy dog meaning

After transpose it should be

the lazy dog meaning **<point>** quick brown fox jumps over
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    C-k C-a C-y is quick to do: I've never felt the need to have a special command for such a (fairly uncommon IME) operation.
    – NickD
    Dec 4, 2019 at 19:07
  • Wow. Never thought of this way. I used to do the same with 5 key combinations C-SPC C-e C-w C-a C-y. Thanks this definitely helps. Dec 4, 2019 at 19:27

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I'm not aware of any built-in functions, but here's a quick & dirty one:

(defun my/transpose-line-around-point (p)
  "Transpose text preceding line around POINT."
  (interactive "d")
  (let ((line-beginning (save-excursion (beginning-of-line-text) (point)))
    (line-end (save-excursion (end-of-line) (point))))
    (transpose-regions line-beginning p p line-end)))

It could be tweaked to handle spaces better when whitespace comes between the point and some text preceding the end of line.

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