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Working with Emacs Kill and Yank

In this lab, you will be opening a file in Emacs to search for and kill selected text. In addition, you will also be yanking text into a new buffer. Basic knowledge of opening files, along with searching and killing/yanking in Emacs, is recommended. Upon completing this lab, you will know how to kill words and regions of text and yank from the kill ring into buffers.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Feb 10, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Open a File

    • Using Emacs, open the file named /tmp/kill_and_yank.
  2. Challenge

    Kill Text from File

    • Kill the first two words in the file.
    • Kill the phrase "Kill and then yank".
    • Kill the paragraph that begins with "No, not me".
  3. Challenge

    Yank Text into a New Buffer

    • Create a new buffer name /tmp/my_yanks.txt.
    • Yank the phrase "Kill and yank" into the new buffer.
    • Yank the first two words that were killed into the new buffer.
    • Save the buffer.

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