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Emacs commands to mark region inside matched delimiters.
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mark-forward-sexp behaves in a similar fashion to vim's 'co' and 'ci' keystrokes, by jumping forward(/backward) to the content of matching delimiters and marking that content. For example:

C-c i "

will jump to the next matched-pair of double-quotes mark the inside contents. Unlike vim, this version crosses lines and has a strong understanding of s-expressions.


Add the following to your emacs config:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/path/to/mark-forward-sexp")
(require 'mark-forward-sexp)

and some keybindings, e.g.:

(global-set-key (kbd "C-c o") 'mark-forward-sexp)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c O") 'mark-backward-sexp)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c i") 'mark-inside-forward-sexp)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c I") 'mark-inside-backward-sexp)


Copyright (c) 2012 Richard Lister.

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