Working with Emacs Kill and Yank

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Open a File
  • Using Emacs, open the file named /tmp/kill_and_yank.
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".
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.

Additional Resources

You have been approached by a colleague who would like you to help them remove some selections of text from a garbled-up document they are trying to recover. In order to do this, you will first need to open the file /tmp/kill_and_yank. Next, you need to kill some specific text within the document. Kill the first two words in the file. Next, search out and kill the phrase "Kill and then yank" in the file. Your colleague has also requested that you kill the paragraph that starts with "No, not me".

After you have killed the text, you will need to create a new buffer named /tmp/my_yanks.txt. Once the buffer has been created, yank the phrase "Kill and then yank" into the new buffer. Then, on a new line, yank the first two words that were killed in the original file. Upon finishing the yanks, save the buffer.

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