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<jargon>

(From the colloquial meaning "to pull suddenly") To insert a copy of some saved text at the current position in a document being edited.

The term is used in the Unix text editors GNU Emacs and vi but "paste" is more common elsewhere.

[Used elsewhere?]

Last updated: 1998-07-01

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