Emacs: 1 Key to Copy/Paste from Register
Here's a command that lets you copy/paste text to register 1.
(defun xah-copy-to-register-1 () "Copy current line or text selection to register 1. See also: `xah-paste-from-register-1', `copy-to-register'. URL `http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/elisp_copy-paste_register_1.html' Version 2017-01-23" (interactive) (let ($p1 $p2) (if (region-active-p) (progn (setq $p1 (region-beginning)) (setq $p2 (region-end))) (progn (setq $p1 (line-beginning-position)) (setq $p2 (line-end-position)))) (copy-to-register ?1 $p1 $p2) (message "Copied to register 1: 「%s」." (buffer-substring-no-properties $p1 $p2))))
Here's paste from register 1:
(defun xah-paste-from-register-1 () "Paste text from register 1. See also: `xah-copy-to-register-1', `insert-register'. URL `http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/elisp_copy-paste_register_1.html' Version 2015-12-08" (interactive) (when (use-region-p) (delete-region (region-beginning) (region-end))) (insert-register ?1 t))
You should give them a easy key, such as 【Alt+3】 【Alt+4】. [see Emacs: How to Define Keys]
Why the commands?
When you call
each time you have to tell it which register to use.
[see Emacs: Copy to Register]
Most of the time all you need is 1 register.
The single key commands
by-pass the asking and just use register 1.
This saves you 2 key strokes and a brain cycle.
Copy Append to Register
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