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Re: Pasting texts into terminal emacs buffer

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: Pasting texts into terminal emacs buffer
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:38:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Leo Butler <> writes:

    > Benjamín Buccianti <> writes:
    >> ******************************************************** Caution:
    >> This message was sent from outside the University of Manitoba.
    >> ********************************************************
    >> kevin shell <> writes:
    >>> Hello emacs users.  I use gnome-terminal to start emacs with
    >>> "emacs -nw", when I try to paste texts into emacs buffer, the
    >>> echo area outputs "Beginning of buffer", nothing pasting into
    >>> emacs.  How can I paste texts into emacs?
    >> Are you pressing Ctrl-v ?
    >> I think the correct keybinding would be Ctrl-y (from yank).
    >> Hope it helps!

    > The OP is using emacs inside gnome-terminal. I would recommend
    > using emacs to run your shell sessions in, and dispense with
    > gnome-terminal.

    > M-x shell

    > or

    > M-x term

There has to be something amiss in the OP's setup. I use emacs in a
terminal (xterm) all the time and experience no "copy/paste" issues. One
thing I had to do though was to fix the 'Alt' key by putting
`XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true' in my ~/.Xdefaults

Best wishes,

Colin Baxter.

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