- An abbrev is a text string which expands into a different text string
when present in the buffer. For example, you might define a short
word as an abbrev for a long phrase that you want to insert
frequently. See section 23. Abbrevs.
- Aborting means getting out of a recursive edit (q.v.). You can use
the commands C-] and M-x top-level for this.
See section 27.13 Quitting and Aborting.
- Auto Fill mode
- Auto Fill mode is a minor mode in which text you insert is
automatically broken into lines of fixed width. See section 20.6 Filling Text.
- Auto Saving
- Auto saving means that Emacs automatically stores the contents of an
Emacs buffer in a specially-named file so the information will not be
lost if the buffer is lost due to a system error or user error.
See section 14.5 Auto-Saving: Protection Against Disasters.
- Backup File
- A backup file records the contents that a file had before the current
editing session. Emacs creates backup files automatically to help you
track down or cancel changes you later regret. See section 14.3.1 Backup Files.
- Balance Parentheses
- Emacs can balance parentheses manually or automatically. Manual
balancing is done by the commands to move over balanced expressions
(see section 21.2 Lists and Sexps). Automatic balancing is done by blinking the
parenthesis that matches one just inserted (see section Matching Parens).
- To bind a key is to change its binding (q.v.). See section 27.5.2 Changing Key Bindings.
- A key gets its meaning in Emacs by having a binding which is a
command (q.v.), a Lisp function that is run when the key is typed.
See section Binding. Customization often involves rebinding a
character to a different command function. The bindings of all keys
are recorded in the keymaps (q.v.). See section 27.5.1 Keymaps.
- Blank Lines
- Blank lines are lines that contain only whitespace. Emacs has several
commands for operating on the blank lines in a buffer.
- The buffer is the basic editing unit; one buffer corresponds to one
piece of text being edited. You can have several buffers, but at any
time you are editing only one, the `selected' buffer, though several
buffers can be visible when you are using multiple windows. See section 15. Using Multiple Buffers.
- Buffer Selection History
- Emacs keeps a buffer selection history which records how recently each
Emacs buffer was selected. Emacs uses this list when choosing a buffer to
select. See section 15. Using Multiple Buffers.
- `C' in the name of a character is an abbreviation for Control.
See section C-.
- `C-M-' in the name of a character is an abbreviation for
Control-Meta. See section C-M-.
- Case Conversion
- Case conversion means changing text from upper case to lower case or
vice versa. See section 20.7 Case Conversion Commands, for the commands for case conversion.
- Characters form the contents of an Emacs buffer; also, Emacs commands
are invoked by keys (q.v.), which are sequences of one or more
characters. See section 2. Keystrokes, Key Sequences, and Key Bindings.
- A command is a Lisp function specially defined to be able to serve as a
key binding in Emacs. When you type a key (q.v.), Emacs looks up its
binding (q.v.) in the relevant keymaps (q.v.) to find the command to
run. See section 2.3 Keys and Commands.
- Command Name
- A command name is the name of a Lisp symbol which is a command
(see section 2.3 Keys and Commands). You can invoke any command by its name using
M-x (see section 7. Running Commands by Name).
- A comment is text in a program which is intended only for the people
reading the program, and is marked specially so that it will be
ignored when the program is loaded or compiled. Emacs offers special
commands for creating, aligning, and killing comments.
See section 21.6 Manipulating Comments.
- Compilation is the process of creating an executable program from
source code. Emacs has commands for compiling files of Emacs Lisp
code (see section 22.3 Libraries of Lisp Code for Emacs) and programs in C and other languages
(see section 22.1 Running "make", or Compilers Generally).
- Complete Key
- A complete key is a character or sequence of characters which, when typed
by the user, fully specifies one action to be performed by Emacs. For
example, X and Control-f and Control-x m are keys. Keys
derive their meanings from being bound (q.v.) to commands (q.v.).
Thus, X is conventionally bound to a command to insert `X' in
the buffer; C-x m is conventionally bound to a command to begin
composing a mail message. See section 2. Keystrokes, Key Sequences, and Key Bindings.
- When Emacs automatically fills an abbreviation for a name into the
entire name, that process is called completion. Completion is done for
minibuffer (q.v.) arguments when the set of possible valid inputs is
known; for example, on command names, buffer names, and file names.
Completion occurs when you type TAB, SPC, or RET.
See section 6.3 Completion.
- Continuation Line
- When a line of text is longer than the width of the frame, it
takes up more than one screen line when displayed. We say that the
text line is continued, and all screen lines used for it after the
first are called continuation lines. See section Basic Editing.
- ASCII characters with octal codes 0 through 037, and also code 0177,
do not have graphic images assigned to them. These are the control
characters. Any control character can be typed by holding down the
CTRL key and typing some other character; some have special keys
on the keyboard. RET, TAB, ESC, LFD, and
DEL are all control characters. See section 2. Keystrokes, Key Sequences, and Key Bindings.
- A copyleft is a notice giving the public legal permission to redistribute
a program or other work of art. Copylefts are used by leftists to enrich
the public just as copyrights are used by rightists to gain power over
- Current Buffer
- The current buffer in Emacs is the Emacs buffer on which most editing
commands operate. You can select any Emacs buffer as the current one.
See section 15. Using Multiple Buffers.
- Current Line
- The line point is on (see section 1.1 Point).
- Current Paragraph
- The paragraph that point is in. If point is between paragraphs, the
current paragraph is the one that follows point. See section 20.4 Paragraphs.
- Current Defun
- The defun (q.v.) that point is in. If point is between defuns, the
current defun is the one that follows point. See section 21.3 Defuns.
- The cursor is the rectangle on the screen which indicates the position
called point (q.v.) at which insertion and deletion takes place.
The cursor is on or under the character that follows point. Often
people speak of `the cursor' when, strictly speaking, they mean
`point'. See section Basic Editing.
- Customization is making minor changes in the way Emacs works. It is
often done by setting variables (see section 27.3 Variables) or by rebinding
keys (see section 27.5.1 Keymaps).
- Default Argument
- The default for an argument is the value that is used if you do not
specify one. When Emacs prompts you in the minibuffer for an argument,
the default argument is used if you just type RET.
See section 6. The Minibuffer.
- Default Directory
- When you specify a file name that does not start with `/' or `~',
it is interpreted relative to the current buffer's default directory.
See section Default Directory.
- A defun is a list at the top level of parenthesis or bracket structure
in a program. It is so named because most such lists in Lisp programs
are calls to the Lisp function
defun. See section 21.3 Defuns.
- The DEL character runs the command that deletes one character of
text. See section Basic Editing.
- Deleting text means erasing it without saving it. Emacs deletes text
only when it is expected not to be worth saving (all whitespace, or
only one character). The alternative is killing (q.v.).
See section Deletion.
- Deletion of Files
- Deleting a file means removing it from the file system.
See section 14.10 Miscellaneous File Operations.
- Deletion of Messages
- Deleting a message means flagging it to be eliminated from your mail
file. Until the mail file is expunged, you can undo this by undeleting
- Deletion of Frames
- When working under the multi-frame X-based version of XEmacs,
you can delete individual frames using the Close menu item from the
- Deletion of Windows
- When you delete a subwindow of an Emacs frame, you eliminate it from
the frame. Other windows expand to use up the space. The deleted
window can never come back, but no actual text is lost. See section 16. Multiple Windows.
- Files in the Unix file system are grouped into file directories.
See section Directories.
- Dired is the Emacs facility that displays the contents of a file
directory and allows you to "edit the directory", performing
operations on the files in the directory. See section 14.9 Dired, the Directory Editor.
- Disabled Command
- A disabled command is one that you may not run without special
confirmation. Commands are usually disabled because they are
confusing for beginning users. See section 27.5.3 Disabling Commands.
- Dribble File
- A file into which Emacs writes all the characters that the user types
on the keyboard. Dribble files are used to make a record for
debugging Emacs bugs. Emacs does not make a dribble file unless you
tell it to. See section 27.15 Reporting Bugs.
- Echo Area
- The area at the bottom of the Emacs frame which is used for echoing the
arguments to commands, for asking questions, and for printing brief
messages (including error messages). See section 1.2 The Echo Area.
- Echoing refers to acknowledging the receipt of commands by displaying them
(in the echo area). Emacs never echoes single-character keys; longer
keys echo only if you pause while typing them.
- An error occurs when an Emacs command cannot execute in the current
circumstances. When an error occurs, execution of the command stops
(unless the command has been programmed to do otherwise) and Emacs
reports the error by printing an error message (q.v.). Type-ahead
is discarded. Then Emacs is ready to read another editing command.
- Error Messages
- Error messages are single lines of output printed by Emacs when the
user asks for something impossible to do (such as killing text
forward when point is at the end of the buffer). They appear in the
echo area, accompanied by a beep.
- ESC is a character used as a prefix for typing Meta characters on
keyboards lacking a META key. Unlike the META key (which,
like the SHIFT key, is held down while another character is
typed), the ESC key is pressed and released, and applies to the
next character typed.
- Fill Prefix
- The fill prefix is a string that Emacs enters at the beginning
of each line when it performs filling. It is not regarded as part of the
text to be filled. See section 20.6 Filling Text.
- Filling text means moving text from line to line so that all the lines
are approximately the same length. See section 20.6 Filling Text.
- When running Emacs on a TTY terminal, "frame" means the terminal's
screen. When running Emacs under X, you can have multiple frames,
each corresponding to a top-level X window and each looking like
the screen on a TTY. Each frame contains one or more non-overlapping
Emacs windows (possibly with associated scrollbars, under X), an
echo area, and (under X) possibly a menubar, toolbar, and/or gutter.
- Global means `independent of the current environment; in effect
throughout Emacs'. It is the opposite of local (q.v.).
Examples of the use of `global' appear below.
- Global Abbrev
- A global definition of an abbrev (q.v.) is effective in all major
modes that do not have local (q.v.) definitions for the same abbrev.
See section 23. Abbrevs.
- Global Keymap
- The global keymap (q.v.) contains key bindings that are in effect
unless local key bindings in a major mode's local
keymap (q.v.) override them.See section 27.5.1 Keymaps.
- Global Substitution
- Global substitution means replacing each occurrence of one string by
another string through a large amount of text. See section 12.7 Replacement Commands.
- Global Variable
- The global value of a variable (q.v.) takes effect in all buffers
that do not have their own local (q.v.) values for the variable.
See section 27.3 Variables.
- Graphic Character
- Graphic characters are those assigned pictorial images rather than
just names. All the non-Meta (q.v.) characters except for the
Control (q.v.) character are graphic characters. These include
letters, digits, punctuation, and spaces; they do not include
RET or ESC. In Emacs, typing a graphic character inserts
that character (in ordinary editing modes). See section Basic Editing.
- Grinding means adjusting the indentation in a program to fit the
nesting structure. See section Grinding.
- Hardcopy means printed output. Emacs has commands for making printed
listings of text in Emacs buffers. See section 26.9 Hardcopy Output.
- You can type HELP at any time to ask what options you have, or
to ask what any command does. HELP is really Control-h.
See section 8. Help.
- An inbox is a file in which mail is delivered by the operating system.
Some mail handlers transfers mail from inboxes to mail files (q.v.) in
which the mail is then stored permanently or until explicitly deleted.
- Indentation means blank space at the beginning of a line. Most
programming languages have conventions for using indentation to
illuminate the structure of the program, and Emacs has special
features to help you set up the correct indentation.
See section 19. Indentation.
- Insertion means copying text into the buffer, either from the keyboard
or from some other place in Emacs.
- Justification means adding extra spaces to lines of text to make them
come exactly to a specified width. See section Justification.
- Keyboard Macros
- Keyboard macros are a way of defining new Emacs commands from
sequences of existing ones, with no need to write a Lisp program.
See section 27.4 Keyboard Macros.
- A key is a sequence of characters that, when input to Emacs, specify
or begin to specify a single action for Emacs to perform. That is,
the sequence is considered a single unit. If the key is enough to
specify one action, it is a complete key (q.v.); if it is less than
enough, it is a prefix key (q.v.). See section 2. Keystrokes, Key Sequences, and Key Bindings.
- The keymap is the data structure that records the bindings (q.v.) of
keys to the commands that they run. For example, the keymap binds the
character C-n to the command function
See section 27.5.1 Keymaps.
- Kill Ring
- The kill ring is the place where all text you have killed recently is saved.
You can re-insert any of the killed text still in the ring; this is
called yanking (q.v.). See section 9.5 Yanking.
- Killing means erasing text and saving it on the kill ring so it can be
yanked (q.v.) later. Some other systems call this "cutting."
Most Emacs commands to erase text do killing, as opposed to deletion
(q.v.). See section 9.4 Deletion and Killing.
- Killing Jobs
- Killing a job (such as, an invocation of Emacs) means making it cease
to exist. Any data within it, if not saved in a file, is lost.
See section 3.1 Exiting Emacs.
- A list is, approximately, a text string beginning with an open
parenthesis and ending with the matching close parenthesis. In C mode
and other non-Lisp modes, groupings surrounded by other kinds of matched
delimiters appropriate to the language, such as braces, are also
considered lists. Emacs has special commands for many operations on
lists. See section 21.2 Lists and Sexps.
- Local means `in effect only in a particular context'; the relevant
kind of context is a particular function execution, a particular
buffer, or a particular major mode. Local is the opposite of `global'
(q.v.). Specific uses of `local' in Emacs terminology appear below.
- Local Abbrev
- A local abbrev definition is effective only if a particular major mode
is selected. In that major mode, it overrides any global definition
for the same abbrev. See section 23. Abbrevs.
- Local Keymap
- A local keymap is used in a particular major mode; the key bindings
(q.v.) in the current local keymap override global bindings of the
same keys. See section 27.5.1 Keymaps.
- Local Variable
- A local value of a variable (q.v.) applies to only one buffer.
See section 27.3.4 Local Variables.
- M- in the name of a character is an abbreviation for META,
one of the modifier keys that can accompany any character.
See section 2. Keystrokes, Key Sequences, and Key Bindings.
- `M-C-' in the name of a character is an abbreviation for
Control-Meta; it means the same thing as `C-M-'. If your
terminal lacks a real META key, you type a Control-Meta character by
typing ESC and then typing the corresponding Control character.
See section C-M-.
- M-x is the key which is used to call an Emacs command by name.
You use it to call commands that are not bound to keys.
See section 7. Running Commands by Name.
- Mail means messages sent from one user to another through the computer
system, to be read at the recipient's convenience. Emacs has commands for
composing and sending mail, and for reading and editing the mail you have
received. See section 25. Sending Mail.
- Major Mode
- The major modes are a mutually exclusive set of options each of which
configures Emacs for editing a certain sort of text. Ideally, each
programming language has its own major mode. See section 18. Major Modes.
- The mark points to a position in the text. It specifies one end of the
region (q.v.), point being the other end. Many commands operate on
the whole region, that is, all the text from point to the mark.
See section 9. Selecting Text.
- Mark Ring
- The mark ring is used to hold several recent previous locations of the
mark, just in case you want to move back to them. See section 9.1.4 The Mark Ring.
- See `mail'.
- Meta is the name of a modifier bit which a command character may have.
It is present in a character if the character is typed with the
META key held down. Such characters are given names that start
with Meta-. For example, Meta-< is typed by holding down
META and at the same time typing < (which itself is done,
on most terminals, by holding down SHIFT and typing ,).
See section Meta.
- Meta Character
- A Meta character is one whose character code includes the Meta bit.
- The minibuffer is the window that Emacs displays inside the
echo area (q.v.) when it prompts you for arguments to commands.
See section 6. The Minibuffer.
- Minor Mode
- A minor mode is an optional feature of Emacs which can be switched on
or off independent of the major mode. Each minor mode has a
command to turn it on or off. See section 27.1 Minor Modes.
- Mode Line
- The mode line is the line at the bottom of each text window (q.v.),
which gives status information on the buffer displayed in that window.
See section 1.3 The Mode Line.
- Modified Buffer
- A buffer (q.v.) is modified if its text has been changed since the
last time the buffer was saved (or since it was created, if it
has never been saved). See section 14.3 Saving Files.
- Moving Text
- Moving text means erasing it from one place and inserting it in
another. This is done by killing (q.v.) and then yanking (q.v.).
See section 9.4 Deletion and Killing.
- Named Mark
- A named mark is a register (q.v.) in its role of recording a
location in text so that you can move point to that location.
See section 10. Registers.
- Narrowing means creating a restriction (q.v.) that limits editing in
the current buffer to only a part of the text in the buffer. Text
outside that part is inaccessible to the user until the boundaries are
widened again, but it is still there, and saving the file saves the
invisible text. See section 26.8 Narrowing.
- LFD characters in the buffer terminate lines of text and are
called newlines. See section Newline.
- Numeric Argument
- A numeric argument is a number, specified before a command, to change
the effect of the command. Often the numeric argument serves as a
repeat count. See section 4.9 Numeric Arguments.
- An option is a variable (q.v.) that allows you to customize
Emacs by giving it a new value. See section 27.3 Variables.
- Overwrite Mode
- Overwrite mode is a minor mode. When it is enabled, ordinary text
characters replace the existing text after point rather than pushing
it to the right. See section 27.1 Minor Modes.
- A page is a unit of text, delimited by formfeed characters (ASCII
Control-L, code 014) coming at the beginning of a line. Some Emacs
commands are provided for moving over and operating on pages.
See section 20.5 Pages.
- Paragraphs are the medium-size unit of English text. There are
special Emacs commands for moving over and operating on paragraphs.
See section 20.4 Paragraphs.
- We say that Emacs parses words or expressions in the text being
edited. Really, all it knows how to do is find the other end of a
word or expression. See section 27.6 The Syntax Table.
- Point is the place in the buffer at which insertion and deletion
occur. Point is considered to be between two characters, not at one
character. The terminal's cursor (q.v.) indicates the location of
point. See section Point.
- Prefix Key
- A prefix key is a key (q.v.) whose sole function is to introduce a
set of multi-character keys. Control-x is an example of a prefix
key; any two-character sequence starting with C-x is also
a legitimate key. See section 2. Keystrokes, Key Sequences, and Key Bindings.
- A prompt is text printed to ask the user for input. Printing a prompt
is called prompting. Emacs prompts always appear in the echo area
(q.v.). One kind of prompting happens when the minibuffer is used
to read an argument (see section 6. The Minibuffer); the echoing which happens
when you pause in the middle of typing a multi-character key is also a
kind of prompting (see section 1.2 The Echo Area).
- Quitting means cancelling a partially typed command or a running
command, using C-g. See section 27.13 Quitting and Aborting.
- Quoting means depriving a character of its usual special significance.
In Emacs this is usually done with Control-q. What constitutes special
significance depends on the context and on convention. For example,
an "ordinary" character as an Emacs command inserts itself; so in
this context, a special character is any character that does not
normally insert itself (such as DEL, for example), and quoting
it makes it insert itself as if it were not special. Not all contexts
allow quoting. See section Basic Editing.
- Read-only Buffer
- A read-only buffer is one whose text you are not allowed to change.
Normally Emacs makes buffers read-only when they contain text which
has a special significance to Emacs, such as Dired buffers.
Visiting a file that is write-protected also makes a read-only buffer.
See section 15. Using Multiple Buffers.
- Recursive Editing Level
- A recursive editing level is a state in which part of the execution of
a command involves asking the user to edit some text. This text may
or may not be the same as the text to which the command was applied.
The mode line indicates recursive editing levels with square brackets
(`[' and `]'). See section 26.10 Recursive Editing Levels.
- Redisplay is the process of correcting the image on the screen to
correspond to changes that have been made in the text being edited.
See section Redisplay.
- See `regular expression'.
- The region is the text between point (q.v.) and the mark (q.v.).
Many commands operate on the text of the region. See section Region.
- Registers are named slots in which text or buffer positions or
rectangles can be saved for later use. See section 10. Registers.
- Regular Expression
- A regular expression is a pattern that can match various text strings;
for example, `l[0-9]+' matches `l' followed by one or more
digits. See section 12.5 Syntax of Regular Expressions.
- See `global substitution'.
- A buffer's restriction is the amount of text, at the beginning or the
end of the buffer, that is temporarily invisible and inaccessible.
Giving a buffer a nonzero amount of restriction is called narrowing
(q.v.). See section 26.8 Narrowing.
- RET is the character than runs the command to insert a
newline into the text. It is also used to terminate most arguments
read in the minibuffer (q.v.). See section Return.
- Saving a buffer means copying its text into the file that was visited
(q.v.) in that buffer. To actually change a file you have edited in
Emacs, you have to save it. See section 14.3 Saving Files.
- Scrolling means shifting the text in the Emacs window to make a
different part of the buffer visible. See section Scrolling.
- Searching means moving point to the next occurrence of a specified
string. See section 12. Searching and Replacement.
- Selecting a buffer means making it the current (q.v.) buffer.
See section Selecting.
- Self-documentation is the feature of Emacs which can tell you what any
command does, or can give you a list of all commands related to a topic
you specify. You ask for self-documentation with the help character,
C-h. See section 8. Help.
- Emacs has commands for moving by or killing by sentences.
See section 20.3 Sentences.
- An sexp (short for `s-expression,' itself short for `symbolic
expression') is the basic syntactic unit of Lisp
in its textual form: either a list, or Lisp atom. Many Emacs commands
operate on sexps. The term `sexp' is generalized to languages other
than Lisp to mean a syntactically recognizable expression.
See section Sexps.
- Simultaneous Editing
- Simultaneous editing means two users modifying the same file at once.
If simultaneous editing is not detected, you may lose your
work. Emacs detects all cases of simultaneous editing and warns the
user to investigate them. See section Simultaneous Editing.
- A string is a kind of Lisp data object which contains a sequence of
characters. Many Emacs variables are intended to have strings as
values. The Lisp syntax for a string consists of the characters in
the string with a `"' before and another `"' after. Write a
`"' that is part of the string as `\"' and a
`\' that is part of the string as `\\'. You can include all
other characters, including newline, just by writing
them inside the string. You can also include escape sequences as in C, such as
`\n' for newline or `\241' using an octal character code.
- String Substitution
- See `global substitution'.
- Syntax Table
- The syntax table tells Emacs which characters are part of a word,
which characters balance each other like parentheses, etc.
See section 27.6 The Syntax Table.
- Tag Table
- A tag table is a file that serves as an index to the function
definitions in one or more other files. See section 21.11 Tags Tables.
- Termscript File
- A termscript file contains a record of all characters Emacs sent to
the terminal. It is used for tracking down bugs in Emacs redisplay.
Emacs does not make a termscript file unless explicitly instructed to do
See section 27.15 Reporting Bugs.
- Text has two meanings (see section 20. Commands for Human Languages):
Data consisting of a sequence of characters, as opposed to binary
numbers, images, graphics commands, executable programs, and the like.
The contents of an Emacs buffer are always text in this sense.
Data consisting of written human language, as opposed to programs,
or something that follows the stylistic conventions of human language.
- Top Level
- Top level is the normal state of Emacs, in which you are editing the
text of the file you have visited. You are at top level whenever you
are not in a recursive editing level (q.v.) or the minibuffer
(q.v.), and not in the middle of a command. You can get back to top
level by aborting (q.v.) and quitting (q.v.). See section 27.13 Quitting and Aborting.
- Transposing two units of text means putting each one into the place
formerly occupied by the other. There are Emacs commands to transpose
two adjacent characters, words, sexps (q.v.), or lines
(see section 13.2 Transposing Text).
- Truncating text lines in the display means leaving out any text on a
line that does not fit within the right margin of the window
displaying it. See also `continuation line'.
See section Basic Editing.
- Undoing means making your previous editing go in reverse, bringing
back the text that existed earlier in the editing session.
See section 5. Undoing Changes.
- A variable is Lisp object that can store an arbitrary value. Emacs uses
some variables for internal purposes, and has others (known as `options'
(q.v.)) you can set to control the behavior of Emacs. The variables
used in Emacs that you are likely to be interested in are listed in the
Variables Index of this manual. See section 27.3 Variables, for information on
- Visiting a file means loading its contents into a buffer (q.v.)
where they can be edited. See section 14.2 Visiting Files.
- Whitespace is any run of consecutive formatting characters (spaces,
tabs, newlines, and backspaces).
- Widening is removing any restriction (q.v.) on the current buffer;
it is the opposite of narrowing (q.v.). See section 26.8 Narrowing.
- Emacs divides the frame into one or more windows, each of which can
display the contents of one buffer (q.v.) at any time.
See section 1. The XEmacs Frame, for basic information on how Emacs uses the frame.
See section 16. Multiple Windows, for commands to control the use of windows. Note that if
you are running Emacs under X, terminology can be confusing: Each Emacs
frame occupies a separate X window and can, in turn, be divided into
- Word Abbrev
- Synonymous with `abbrev'.
- Word Search
- Word search is searching for a sequence of words, considering the
punctuation between them as insignificant. See section 12.3 Word Search.
- Yanking means reinserting text previously killed. It can be used to
undo a mistaken kill, or for copying or moving text. Some other
systems call this "pasting". See section 9.5 Yanking.
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