Questions tagged [copy-paste]

is about the editor operations cut, copy, and paste as they apply to Emacs. In Emacs, cut is called "kill" and paste is called "yank" (but Emacs enhances the standard cut and paste behavior).

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How do I cut and paste effectively between applications while using EXWM?

For example, I am trying to copy the URL line from Firefox into an org mode buffer. The usual cut and paste keys for Firefox (C-c C-v) do not work, and neither does (M-w C-y). To copy from Firefox (...
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Copying an rectangular selection to system clipboard

Does anyone know a command or somtething to copy an rectangular selection (as with C-x r M-w / copy-rectange-as-kill) and put the killed rectangle into the system clipboard like with the kill-ring-...
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Copy part of the file in the buffer

I need to copy part of the file (with re-search-forward) to another file under the marker. I know how to use re-search-forward, but I have problems with buffer. Am i right with my logic? 1) open ...
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Copy non-printable characters as displayed by Emacs

Very similar to this question: Copy text as it is rendered by Emacs but what I need is to coy the ^M, ^E and so on characters as they are displayed. (Otherwise the text in clipboard gets truncated).
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copy/paste text use pdf-tools in emacs

when I use pdf-tools the text in it can't be copy/paste as normal I want to treat this pdf mode as a place where I get the information to use in emacs
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copy to clipboard without overwriting kill ring

I'm looking for a way to copy to clipboard from emacs without passing through the kill-ring, moving the marker or using the mouse. If I use x-select-enable-primary and x-select-enable-clipboard, I can ...
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How can Emacs mouse capture in an X11 based terminal be disabled to enable copy and past?

I am using Spacemacs in a terminal in a desktop, ie Konsole and when I try to copy and paste I see that emacs is capturing mouse clicks. Is it possible to disable Emacs mouse capture for copying and ...
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How to copy text from another application to emacs in ubuntu?

I am using emacs 23.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am having problems trying to copy text from another application (most of the time, Firefox) to emacs. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Any way ...
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copy paste from/to GUI Emacs not working — Windows 7

I have an issue with copy and paste from or to Emacs (GUI); as precised in the title, I'm using Windows 7. The Emacs version is 25.1.1 kill and yank are working properly though ; to copy or paste, I ...
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how to paste with indent

the code block I copy outside emacs, which is not auto-indent when yanking in org type org-return-indent -> yank code block -> indent manually: *** headline | v *** headline { code ...
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Evil mode: How to run evil-indent on the text I've just pasted

When I copy line three below in evil-mode function foo() { } var bar; #copy and paste it at line two, I get function foo() { var bar; #paste } instead of the correctly indented function foo() { ...
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How can i keep the case when I am using select and paste to C-s input field?

I see a word in buffer1. I want to look for it in buffer2. I select the word in buffer1. I select buffer2 as my current buffer, hit C-s, and press mouse-2 (the middle mouse button). Emacs converts ...
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Accidental yank or paste into org buffer

EDIT: I closed and reopened Emacs again and the same behavior happened. But this time the text inserted was from my last kill or M-w—(add-hook 'before-save-hook 'time-stamp)—to copy it to the system ...
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Is there a way to get copy & paste to be context-aware wrt whitespace and formatting?

When I copy a word and paste it at the end of an existing sentence (between the last word and the full stop), I'd like it to be pasted in such a way that the space between the pasted word and the ...
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Copy text as rectangle

This is the block of text that I intend to copy as rectangle (without the line numbers). 1. ALM_KRmet_DCDO_RPMP_START 2. ALM_KRmet_DCDO_RPMP_STOP 3. ALM_KRmet_DIDC_RPMP_TRIP 4. ...
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Get thing-at-point to include periods

I'm using avy to select and insert symbols on screen with the help of thing-at-point. Is there an obvious way to get this to include periods? At the moment if I select self.blah I get just self (or ...
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pasting from websites results in 1 long line..anyway to keep the paragraph format?

when copy and pasting from any web site a paragraph and pasting into emacs with S-insert, the paragraph is always a very long line. is there anyway to keep the paragraph structure?
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How to set copy to C-c in Emacs?

I have tried using Cua mode (via adding (cua-mode t) to my ~/.emacs file) but it doesn't seem to set the copy keybinding to Ctrl-c. See for example this screenshot showing my Edit menu: I have tried ...
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How to turn off bracketed paste mode?

I saw that bracketed paste mode is automatically enabled in Emacs 25.1 running in a terminal. But I want to disable this mode. Because this mode adds text like 200~ 201~ to pasted text, bracketed ...
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How to select (and copy) a column of an org table *without* rectangle selection?

It seems to me that the normal way to copy a column of an org table is by rectangle selection (see here). That is, first the column is selected by marking all of it by hand, and then it is copied with ...
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How do I get the highlight region mouse and yank functionality work like Emacs 21.3 in a newer version?

Recently at work (a small academic department, absolutely no Emacs support) we upgraded from Emacs version 21.3.1 to 24.3. In version 21 marking a region with the mouse will put the highlighted text ...
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Spacemacs: paste into minibuffer

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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Copy all file names that match regexp

In a dired buffer of a directory, how do I copy the file names of all files matching [tT]ypolog[yi]? Getting them from an elisp list format, \n separated format or otherwise into a python list format ...
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Pasting text doesn't work properly in evil-/web-mode

In certain situations Emacs doesn't properly paste text. Apparently this only happens if the current buffer isn't saved and both web-mode and evil-mode are loaded. I was able to reproduce this ...
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copy from shell and paste in terminal-emacs

How can I copy from the command line and paste in Emacs in terminal mode? If I select the text with the mouse and paste it from the clipboard with the third button (the wheel) it is OK. But if I try ...
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Emacs takes a very long time to read/save to the clipboard

Sometimes emacs takes a very long time (+ 30 seconds) to read from or save to the system (Linux) clipboard. The entire emacs session hangs while it does this and I can't cancel it with C-g or ESC ESC ...
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Pasting Text from Clipboard - why ^M instead of linebreaks?

I'm using some VBA scripts which copy Text in MS Outlook from an e-mail message and send it to the clipboard. If I then paste the clipboard content with Ctrl-Y in Emacs 24.5.1 in Windows 7, the ...
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Copy and Paste From PDF to Emacs as Plain Text

Here is my problem: I often copy text from a PDF (let's say one that is nicely formatted or scanned cleanly) and like to post it in an active org-mode file I have for academic research. However, ...
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Copy a column of uneven width that ends with a specific character

I have a data file that looks as follows ALGO = Fast EDIFF = 6.7e-05 ENCUT = 520 IBRION = 2 ICHARG = 1 ISIF = 2 ISMEAR = 0 ISPIN = 2 I'm interested in copying the first column of uneven width but ...
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Is it possible to get the start and end points in the buffer in which text is pasted?

Like if you have a buffer containing hel! and paste in lo world after the third letter you get 4 and 11 respectively? Emacs has many state variables, are there any that could help me in this case?
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Evil-emacs: how to select last pasted text (like gv)?

How do I visually select the last pasted text with evil-emacs? gv reselects the last visual selection. I'd like a function/snippet that does the same for my last pasted text.
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One directional access to the clipboard (OS to Emacs: no, Emacs to OS: yes)

Is it possible that Emacs ignores the system clipboard? I mean when outside of Emacs I copy something, Emacs ignores it. But not vice-versa, i.e., I would like to be able to have the access to the ...
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Copy and paste with mouse breaks Umlaute

After upgrading to emacs 24 I have strange problems with copy and paste. I managed to reinstall copy and paste with the mouse but there remains the problem with German diacritic characters. If I copy ...
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Remove tabs from pasted text automatically?

I have emacs configured to refrain from inserting tabs for indentation purposes already. But this does not have any effect when I paste text containing a tab (from an external application, Google ...
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How to auto copy when a region is selected?

Chrome browser has an excellent extension called autocopy, which copies text whenever some text is selected/highlighted. To copy a region in emacs, I have to select the region and then press M-w to ...
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How can I paste my password when pushing?

Instead of memorizing all of my passwords, I use a password manager to store them for me. Currently, since I use Magit for most Git purposes, I need to go through several steps in order to push: P P ...
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How to set mouse left click and hold to copy in helm-mode

I'm using helm-mode in emacs to open files. However, when I try to copy the path of a file (say /home/user1/Documents/file1.txt) to paste it in terminal, I get a message saying <down-mouse-1> ...
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How to get contents of current line?

I want to get contents of the current line(the line with cursor) for my function. What command allows me to achieve this?
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evil-mode visual selection copies text to clipboard automatically

Setup: GUI version GNU Emacs 25.0.50.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2015-07-25 on KAEL Compiled from EmacsW64. Package Evil, using the latest version of Evil from MELPA Windows 7 x64 bit. Situation: ...
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Alternative shortcuts to copy the character

To copy the character at point usually I do Shift-<right> M-w. I am wondering what are the alternative ways to do this action using only the Emacs standard keybindings (maybe with minimal ...
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How can I copy syntax highlighted code as RTF or HTML?

I'm using Emacs to write code samples that I later want to be able to paste into a MS-Word document, preserving the syntax highlighting. I understand that in order to do this I need to copy the text ...
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how to push kill-ring contents onto system pasteboard (clipboard)?

I use the brilliant answer from my previous question to copy selected regions of text from Emacs onto my system pasteboard (i.e. the OSX clipboard). But some functions (e.g. gist-buffer) push output ...
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A quick way to copy the word before the cursor

By M-backspace (or by M-x backward-kill-word), I can remove the word before the cursor. Is there a built-in equivalent of this command for copying instead of deleting? Obviously one can do M-x ...
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Copy text as it is rendered by Emacs

I have Emacs doing a bunch of smart things to display text for me. In particular, some text has the invisible property set, and I'm running adaptive-wrap with <!-- adaptive-wrap-extra-indent: 3 --&...
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Any way to select a region using `S-down-mouse-1` without saving the region as a kill?

Using emacsw32. The usual suggested way to make a selection using S-down-mouse-1 is to bind that to mouse-save-then-kill. Is there a similar command which selects a region, but does not save the ...
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How can select text in a single window in a multi-window configuration? [duplicate]

When I have two buffers open side by side in as terminal (as shown in the screenshot), I cannot simply select text in a single buffer for copy and paste purpose. The selection will span across them, ...
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Evil: Is there a default register that does not get overwritten by later yanks to explicit registers?

I often use registers in evil, but I have a common use case that I cannot seem to resolve. I would like to have all copied text stored somewhere that does not get overwritten when I explicitly make ...
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How to access os clipboard using Emacs + Evil

How can i yank to/from windows clipboard when using: Windows 7 (x64) GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x64) Evil 1.0.9 and having (setq x-select-enable-clipboard nil) in my .emacs? (I put this line there because i ...
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Org mode - Parsing rich HTML directly when pasting?

Currently, for notetaking tools like Evernote and Quiver, I can directly copy HTML content from my favorite browser and then paste them into the app, with all the formatting + link preserved. However ...
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Copy text from Emacs to OS X clipboard

When I run Emacs in a text terminal instead of the normal GUI mode, I can copy in Emacs by activating the start of a region with C-SPC, and then select what I want, and then do M-w. Is there any way ...