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Re: Grab and yank

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: Grab and yank
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:32:49 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20081227)

andrea wrote:
> I notice that I often do this operation:
> I am in one buffer and I need to fetch something from another buffer.
> So I visit the other one, select what I need, go back and yank.
> Now something like that would be nice instead:
> - visit the buffer in view mode
> - when quitting automatically put it in kill-ring and yank it to the
>   point of the original buffer
> This would save quite a lot of time, what do you thik?
> I started something like that
> -8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>  (defun grab-and-yank (buffer)
>  "Grabs from another buffer and yank it to your point"
>  (interactive "bbuffer:\n")
>  (switch-to-buffer-other-window buffer)
>  (view-mode 1))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> But the view mode apparently don't keep it read only, and I think I
> should change the keymap to make "q" do something different than just
> exiting


what about the following procedure:

1) register your point
2) swirl around and collect your honey into a second register :-)
3) back to point (first register)
4 insert second register


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