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Re: How to clear a register

From: Asgeir
Subject: Re: How to clear a register
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:50:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Do you really need to clear a register ?
You can just override your register saving another information in it.
But effectively, (info "(emacs)registers") does not show any function to
clear a register. It must be useless, therefore.

Harry P <address@hidden> writes:
> I'm probably blind but when looking through the register related
> commands under C-h b.  I don't see something to delete or clear or
> even edit a register once you've inserted something in it.
> I had no better luck with M-x apropos <ret> register <ret>
> Searching for delete, clear, dump, remove.
> I see how (using a prefix arg) I can delete a region from the source
> when its sent to a register but no way to mess with what is inside a
> register.  Don't even see a way to overwrite a register.
> Using the i (index) search in the emacs manual to get to the section
> on registers... I still see nothing about editing, deleting.
> So, I've pretty well exhausted my knowledge of how to find something in
> emacs documentation.
> Is there any way provided to delete or edit or at least overwrite, text
> in a register? 


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