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