When I evaluate an expression with C-x C-e, I see the result returned by that expression in the minibuffer, for a while.

Can I have that returned value written in the same buffer where the evalued expression is?


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    I removed your buffer-local tag. buffer-local in emacs is about variables having values specific to a buffer.
    – rpluim
    Dec 20, 2020 at 12:37

1 Answer 1


The emacs way is to ask emacs:

C-h k C-x C-e

C-x C-e runs the command eval-last-sexp (found in global-map), which
is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `elisp-mode.el'.

It is bound to C-x C-e.


  Probably introduced at or before Emacs version 24.4.

Evaluate sexp before point; print value in the echo area.
Interactively, with a non `-' prefix argument, print output into
current buffer.

Read that last line. Do:

C-u C-x C-e

and observe the result.


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