Commit 387ac9c1 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

Describe define-global-abbrev and define-mode-abbrev.

parent 0c5e191f
......@@ -82,6 +82,10 @@ Define a word in the buffer as an abbrev (@code{inverse-add-global-abbrev}).
@item C-x a i l
Define a word in the buffer as a mode-specific abbrev
(@code{inverse-add-mode-abbrev}).
@item M-x define-global-abbrev @key{RET} @var{abbrev} @key{RET} @var{exp} @key{RET}
Define @var{abbrev} as an abbrev expanding into @var{exp}.
@item M-x define-mode-abbrev @key{RET} @var{abbrev} @key{RET} @var{exp} @key{RET}
Define @var{abbrev} as a mode-specific abbrev expanding into @var{exp}.
@item M-x kill-all-abbrevs
This command discards all abbrev definitions currently in effect,
leaving a blank slate.
......@@ -121,6 +125,13 @@ l}. These commands are called ``inverse'' because they invert the
meaning of the two text strings they use (one from the buffer and one
read with the minibuffer).
@findex define-mode-abbrev
@findex define-global-abbrev
You can define an abbrev without inserting either the abbrev or its
expansion in the buffer using the command @code{define-global-abbrev}.
It reads two arguments--the abbrev, and its expansion. The command
@code{define-mode-abbrev} does likewise for a mode-specific abbrev.
To change the definition of an abbrev, just define a new definition.
When the abbrev has a prior definition, the abbrev definition commands
ask for confirmation before replacing it.
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