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Re: Yanking multiple times

From: Balaji Venkataraman
Subject: Re: Yanking multiple times
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 01:36:36 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (windows-nt)

On 29 May 2003 01:55:22 +0200, François Fleuret <address@hidden>

> Balaji Venkataraman wrote on 29 May 2003 00:27:34 MET:
>> How does one yank the same line multiple times?  e.g. - do a C-a, C-k and
>> then paste the same line 20 times (of course I don't want to hit C-y 20
>> times). I understand that a numeric argument to C-y, goes back into the
>> kill-ring by that much, rather than repeat the command.
> C-u 2 0 C-y

The line below is from info "C-h C-f kill-ring-save"

Any other sort of argument, including `C-u' and digits, specifies an
earlier kill to yank (*note Earlier Kills::).

> should do it. More generally, many keys can be "repeted" several times
> by using the "universal argument". This is especially usefull for
> macros (C-x e).

I'm aware of this. 
Thanks anyway!
Remember 2 + 2 = 5, for large values of 2

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