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8.4.4 Killing And Yanking

kill-line (C-k)
Kill the text from point to the end of the line.

backward-kill-line (C-x Rubout)
Kill backward to the beginning of the line.

unix-line-discard (C-u)
Kill backward from the cursor to the beginning of the current line.

kill-whole-line ()
Kill all characters on the current line, no matter where point is. By default, this is unbound.

kill-word (M-d)
Kill from point to the end of the current word, or if between words, to the end of the next word. Word boundaries are the same as forward-word.

backward-kill-word (M-DEL)
Kill the word behind point. Word boundaries are the same as backward-word.

unix-word-rubout (C-w)
Kill the word behind point, using white space as a word boundary. The killed text is saved on the kill-ring.

delete-horizontal-space ()
Delete all spaces and tabs around point. By default, this is unbound.

kill-region ()
Kill the text in the current region. By default, this command is unbound.

copy-region-as-kill ()
Copy the text in the region to the kill buffer, so it can be yanked right away. By default, this command is unbound.

copy-backward-word ()
Copy the word before point to the kill buffer. The word boundaries are the same as backward-word. By default, this command is unbound.

copy-forward-word ()
Copy the word following point to the kill buffer. The word boundaries are the same as forward-word. By default, this command is unbound.

yank (C-y)
Yank the top of the kill ring into the buffer at point.

yank-pop (M-y)
Rotate the kill-ring, and yank the new top. You can only do this if the prior command is yank or yank-pop.


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