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4.4 Clip Commands

These commands control the clipping system. A clip is a snippet of text separate from any document, which you can save to a file or insert into a document. You can select text in a document and copy it to a clip, optionally deleting it from your text. You can also load text directly from a file into a clip. ne can have any number of clips, which are distinguished by an integer. Most clip commands act on the current clip, which can be selected with ClipNumber. Clips can be copied and pasted in two ways—normally (as lines of text) or vertically (as a rectangular block of characters).

Note that by using the Through command you can automatically pass a (possibly vertical) block of text through any filter (such as sort under UN*X).