;Create a COPY line function (defun copy-total-line () "Copy the whole line that the cursor is on" (interactive) ;We want to return to where we started (save-excursion ;Jump to the start of the line (beginning-of-line) ;Store the start of the line (let* ((startpos (point))) ;Move to the end of the line (end-of-line) ;Add it all to the kill ring as M-w would (kill-ring-save startpos (point) ) ) ) ) ;Bind it to M-k (cause I never use kill sentence) (define-key global-map "\M-k" 'copy-total-line)On further searching the Emacs wiki has some other functions to do this, but this way I learned some lisp!
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Emacs - Copying a whole line without killing it
For some reason I always find myself trying to copy a whole line and then pasting back somewhere else. I have never found a good way in Emacs to do this except for <home> C-k C-y until today, when I wrote this little function to do it for me and bound it to M-k because I never use kill-sentence anyway. (the excessive commenting is for people learning Lisp like me)