binds ^W to a different action (kill-region
) than it does ^U
). The binding is stolen
. To use it, first set the "mark
" somewhere in the line of text (hit C-space
(^space) or C-@
(^@)), then go somewhere else and kill
with C-w. Now you can use "yank
", bound to C-y
(^Y) to insert
what you deleted.
When you start editing a line, mark is at the beginning of the line, which explains the behaviour Magenta complains about.