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2.4.2 The Edit Menu
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The Edit pull-down menu contains the Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Clear
menu items.  When you select a menu item, Emacs executes the equivalent
command.  Most commands on the Edit menu work on a block of text, the X
selection.  They appear faded until you select a block of text
(activate a region) with the mouse.  Note: Using X Selections, Note:
Killing, and Note: Yanking for more information.

Undo
     Undoes the previous command.  Undo is equivalent to the Emacs
     command `undo' (`C-x u').

Cut
     Removes the selected text block from the current buffer, makes it
     the X clipboard selection, and places it in the kill ring.  Before
     executing this command, you have to select a region using Emacs
     region selection commands or with the mouse.

Copy
     Makes a selected text block the X clipboard selection, and places
     it in the kill ring.  You can select text using one of the Emacs
     region selection commands or by selecting a text region with the
     mouse.

Paste
     Inserts the current value of the X clipboard selection in the
     current buffer.  Note that this is not necessarily the same as the
     Emacs `yank' command, because the Emacs kill ring and the X
     clipboard selection are not the same thing.  You can paste in text
     you have placed in the clipboard using Copy or Cut.  You can also
     use Paste to insert text that was pasted into the clipboard from
     other applications.

Clear
     Removes the selected text block from the current buffer but does
     not place it in the kill ring or the X clipboard selection.

Start Macro Recording
     After selecting this, Emacs will remember every keystroke you type
     until End Macro Recording is selected.  This is the same as the
     Emacs command `start-kbd-macro' (`C-x (').

End Macro Recording
     Selecting this tells emacs to stop remembering your keystrokes.
     This is the same as the Emacs command `end-kbd-macro' (`C-x )').

Execute Last Macro
     Selecting this item will cause emacs to re-interpret all of the
     keystrokes which were saved between selections of the Start Macro
     Recording and End Macro Recording menu items.  This is the same as
     the Emacs command `call-last-kbd-macro' (`C-x e').


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