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Re: A few simple questions

From: Friedrich Dominicus
Subject: Re: A few simple questions
Date: 10 May 2003 16:15:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Native Windows TTY Support)

Wang Yin <address@hidden> writes:

> Friedrich Dominicus <address@hidden> writes:
> > Wang Yin <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I have a few simple questions to ask about Emacs. They are so simple,
> > > yet it seems that I can't find them in the manual and FAQ:
> > > 
> > > 1. How can I do something like f command in vi? When I'm looking at a
> > >    line, I want to move to a charater, say 'a'. How can I do something
> > >    like "fa" in Emacs, and how to I repeat this command to go to
> > >    following a's?
> > C-s a
> > for repeated searches just type C-s  again
> I don't mean that. I want something faster that doesn't need
> interaction. 
Well how should one now for what you are looking without interaction?
and it is the opposite of what you write "how to I repeat this
command", which means you interact with the System

> > > 
> > > 2. How do I move like "W" in vi. That is, move to the next white space
> > >    delimited "Word"?
> > M-f alternatively for more word C-u 3 M-f
> I mean how can I jump over something like "emacs-21.2.tar.gz" as a
> whole, not as 5 words. I want to jump to the next white space.
Well emacs things a dot is the end of a word which seems to be a very
reasonable assumption, if you dont't think so than modify the syntax
table to your liking e.g exclude the . or use forward-whitepace


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