Pasting Rich text in Emacs
One of the things that I painstakingly do be it using Vim or Emacs is the extra effort I put when pasting rich text. Particularly, when I am copying text a from website that has hyperlink and I want to preserve it!
Today I spent time to remedy this situation, found this snippet on SO and had to modify/tweak it a little for it to work for me. Add it to
init.el and next time you want to paste a rich text from clipboard
(defun richpaste () (interactive) (kill-new (shell-command-to-string "xclip --selection clipboard -o -t text/html | pandoc -f html -t json | pandoc -f json -t org | sed 's/ / /g'")) (yank))
The above code snippet will paste the rich text in org-mode format. If you want it pasted in any other format you can change the pandoc command.