Message 5.7 Manual. Node: Various Commands

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2.4: Various Commands

C-c C-r

Caesar rotate (aka. rot13) the current message (message-caesar-buffer-body). If narrowing is in effect, just rotate the visible portion of the buffer. A numerical prefix says how many places to rotate the text. The default is 13.

C-c C-e

Elide the text between point and mark (message-elide-region). The text is killed and an ellipsis (`[...]') will be inserted in its place.

C-c C-z

Kill all the text up to the signature, or if that's missing, up to the end of the message (message-kill-to-signature).

C-c C-v

Delete all text in the body of the message that is outside the region (message-delete-not-region).


Insert four newlines, and then reformat if inside quoted text.

Here's an example:

> This is some quoted text.  And here's more quoted text.

If point is before `And' and you press M-RET, you'll get:

> This is some quoted text.


> And here's more quoted text.

`*' says where point will be placed.

C-c C-t

Insert a To header that contains the Reply-To or From header of the message you're following up (message-insert-to).

C-c C-n

Insert a Newsgroups header that reflects the Followup-To or Newsgroups header of the article you're replying to (message-insert-newsgroups).

C-c M-r

Rename the buffer (message-rename-buffer). If given a prefix, prompt for a new buffer name.

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