Commit 28c53235 authored by Luc Teirlinck's avatar Luc Teirlinck

(Killing): Correct description of kill commands in read-only buffer.

parent 1f06d367
2004-09-02 Luc Teirlinck <teirllm@auburn.edu>
* killing.texi (Killing): Correct description of kill commands in
read-only buffer.
2004-09-02 Teodor Zlatanov <tzz@lifelogs.com>
* building.texi (Compilation Mode): Add a paragraph about rules
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@c This is part of the Emacs manual.
@c Copyright (C) 1985,86,87,93,94,95,97,00,2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c Copyright (C) 1985,86,87,93,94,95,97,2000,2001,2004
@c Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
@iftex
@chapter Killing and Moving Text
......@@ -49,11 +50,12 @@ can use the @kbd{C-x u} (@code{undo}) command to undo it
You cannot kill read-only text, since such text does not allow any
kind of modification. But some users like to use the kill commands to
copy read-only text into the kill ring, without actually changing it.
If you set the variable @code{kill-read-only-ok} to a non-@code{nil}
value, the kill commands work specially in a read-only buffer: they
move over text, and copy it to the kill ring, without actually
deleting it from the buffer. When this happens, a message in the echo
area tells you what is happening.
Therefore, the kill commands work specially in a read-only buffer:
they move over text, and copy it to the kill ring, without actually
deleting it from the buffer. Normally, Emacs beeps and prints an
error message when this happens. But if you set the variable
@code{kill-read-only-ok} to a non-@code{nil} value, it just prints a
message in the echo area, telling you what is happening.
The delete commands include @kbd{C-d} (@code{delete-char}) and
@key{DEL} (@code{delete-backward-char}), which delete only one
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