Emacs: Copy to Register

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Emacs has “registers” that allows you to store arbitrary text. It is like multiple-clipboards.

Let's say you have 2 pieces of text: A and B. You need to paste A in some places, paste B in other places.

Example use:

Register name can be any single letter a to z or single digit 0 to 9.

(info "(emacs) Registers")

One Keypress for Copy/Paste Register 1

Emacs's command for register requires you to chose a register. This is often annoying. Here's a command that just use register 1.

Emacs: 1 Key to Copy/Paste from Register

Use Abbrev for Templates

If you have some text you frequently want to paste, such as templates, a better solution is to use emacs abbrevs. [Emacs: Abbrev Mode]

Emacs Copy/Paste

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