Emacs: Delete Text Block
Here's a convenient command to delete/kill current text block (aka paragraph).
Call it again to delete next one, or hold a key to keep deleting.
Be sure to give it a key. [see Emacs: How to Define Keys]
(defun xah-delete-current-text-block () "Delete the current text block or selection, and copy to `kill-ring'. A “block” is text between blank lines. URL `http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_delete_block.html' Version 2017-07-09" (interactive) (let ($p1 $p2) (if (use-region-p) (setq $p1 (region-beginning) $p2 (region-end)) (progn (if (re-search-backward "\n[ \t]*\n+" nil "move") (progn (re-search-forward "\n[ \t]*\n+") (setq $p1 (point))) (setq $p1 (point))) (re-search-forward "\n[ \t]*\n" nil "move") (setq $p2 (point)))) (kill-region $p1 $p2)))