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patch #9835: Expose READLINE_MARK

Submitter:  Len Trigg <lenbok>
Submitted:  Fri 19 Jul 2019 03:51:59 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Wed 29 Jan 2020 07:06:03 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for the suggestion. It's now in the devel branch.

Chet Ramey <chet>
Group administrator
Fri 23 Aug 2019 04:01:27 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Any feedback on this patch?

Len Trigg <lenbok>
Fri 19 Jul 2019 03:51:59 AM UTC, original submission:  

Exposing READLINE_MARK in addition to the existing READLINE_POSITION makes it possible for the user to implement improved clipboard integration.


# Save between mark and point to clipboard
_xkill_ring_save() {
    if [[ -z "${READLINE_MARK}" ]]; then
        # fallback for bash without READLINE_MARK, select whole line
    elif [[ "${READLINE_MARK}" -gt "${READLINE_POINT}" ]]; then
    echo -n "${CLIP}" | xclip
bind -m emacs -x '"\ew": _xkill_ring_save'

If you like the idea I can have a crack at updating the documentation also.

Len Trigg <lenbok>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-01-29 chet StatusNone Done
    2019-07-19 lenbok Attached File- Added 0001-Expose-readline-mark-via-READLINE_MARK.patch, #47240

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