Over the last few weeks, I've found myself having to copy and paste large chunks of text into emacs running in a terminal. This leads to some annoyance, as each character pasted triggers a keystroke. In particular, every newline triggers indentation via newline-and-indent. This is very annoying, as the indentation usually gets a bit messy and turns into an ugly staircase of text. Vim has a solution to this problem via a command :set paste, which turns off indentation while pasting. More generally, most terminals support what is known as bracketed paste to enter a large string of text as one virtual keystroke. I recently discovered the emacs equivalent: bracketed-paste mode on melpa. Now a long standing annoyance is fixed with a simple:

(require 'bracketed-paste)