11.11 Cutting, copying and pasting using the kill ring
The Editor provides a sophisticated range of commands for cutting or copying text onto a special kind of clipboard, known as the
, and then pasting that text back into your Editor later on. There are three steps in the process, as follows:
Marking a region of text.
Cutting or copying the text in that region to place it in the kill ring.
Pasting the text from the kill ring back into a buffer.
Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 11 Apr 2005