selecting text in emacs

Gregory Nowak greg at
Tue Nov 20 04:46:06 EST 2007

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You move to where you want to start selecting from, and use
ctrl+space. Then, you move to the other end of the block of text, and
use ctrl+w to cut it, meta+w to copy it, and ctrl+y to paste, or
"yank" it. Before you can yank, you have to copy or cut text first of course.

If you're going to use emacs, you should be aware that it has a steep
learning curve. Also, I'd highly recommend going through the emacs
tutorial. You should see a line I believe at the top, or maybe it's at
the bottom of your screen,
telling you how to invoke it. Hth.


On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 08:08:01PM +1100, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know how I can select text in emacs? So I can delete it copy 
> it cut it etc? Thanks for any help.
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