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Re: Repeat count for yanking


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Repeat count for yanking
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 19:09:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:

> Perry Smith <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> On Jul 5, 2011, at 6:46 AM, Richard Riley wrote:
>>
>>> C K Kashyap <address@hidden> writes:
>>> 
>>>> Hi,
>>>> How can I provide a repeat count to yank - 
>>>> 
>>>> I'd like to kill a line and then paste it 100 times - how can I
>>>> achieve this?
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Kashyap
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> I was looking at this recently.
>>> 
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/71985/emacs-equivalent-of-vims-yy10p
>>
>> If it is a one time thing, I usually do it in powers of two.  e.g. yank it 
>> maybe 4 times, then kill that and yank 4 times.  Now you have 16 lines.  ...
>>
>> Remember that M-< sets the mark.  So if you narrow the region you can paste 
>> a lot of lines rather quickly.
>>
>> If I was going to do this moderately frequently, I would toy around and 
>> learn how to do it via M-; (eval).  Seems like one line of lisp could do 
>> this.
>>
>>
> M-: (loop repeat 5 do (progn (yank) (insert "\n")))

Or press C-y a few times ;)




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